Floating Architecture: Finding Ways to Live With Rising Water
“The Ark is a hotel by Russian design firm Remistudio and is meant to be self-sufficient. The transparent foil roof would allow light to reach plants inside, and the waste produced in the building would be converted into fuel. The cupola form is meant to be energy-efficient, and its shell basement with cables and arches is designed to distribute weight evenly to make it earthquake- and flood-resistant. ”
So cool. This would obviously be an amazing architectural and environmental feat and help address a very real concern, but I couldn’t help but think “slinky!” when I saw the picture. Architecture is awesome.