This Giant Slinky is A Green ‘Ark’ House

Who wants to be my neighbor in this giant slinky?

The rising sea waters caused by global warming have inspired a Russian architect to design a hotel that could be built on water as well as land. The eco-friendly “Ark” could be constructed in just a few months anywhere in the world, the designer says.

It’s called “The Ark”, but looks more like a double-edged giant slinky to me. A new design by Russian architect Alexander Remizov challenges the tradition of land-based hotel living and would provide a refuge in the future — should the world face humongous floods as depicted in “2012″ movie. Oh, and there’s enough room for 10,000 people.

The building of the hotel could be fast and simple. “Prefabricated sections could be put together in three to four months,” Remizov said. The versatile structure could be constructed in most corners of the earth, even in earthquake-prone areas. Constructing “The Ark” would cost roughly the same as building an energy-efficient house. It’d be as green as possible, with a wind power generator, solar panels, and in the aquatic version’s case, draw upon thermal water energy.

Looking great indeed! Can’t wait to see this design come to fruition. My only question is would the wall inside the house be straight? or would it be curved?

[Spiegel]

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