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Addressing growing concern over climate change and the rising level of the world’s oceans, Russian architectural firm Remistudio has designed a massive hotel concept that can endure extreme floods. The arch-shaped building, dubbed the Ark, has a structure that enables it to float and exist autonomously on the surface of the water. The Ark was also designed to be a bioclimatic house with independent life-support systems, including elements ensuring a closed-functioning cycle.
Originally posted by csulli456
Very interesting, thanks for sharing.
I may be reading into the idea too much, but maybe this is something designed to ensure the future of mankind in light of things to come. Could it be possible that the architects are acting on knowledge of some future catastrophe that is unknown to most?
The cupola, in the upper part, collects warm air which is gathered in seasonal heat accumulators to provide an uninterrupted energy supply for the whole complex independently from outer environmental conditions.
Originally posted by backinblack
reply to post by hawkiye
Judging by the boats along side it, it doesn't appear to be very big..
Also, is that a reactor on top?
If so, it must be quite small and I'd wonder why the didn't facilitate cooling under the craft instead..
At The Seasteading Institute, we believe that experiments are the source of all progress: to find something better, you have to try something new.
But right now, there is no open space for experimenting with new societies. That's why we work to enable seasteading communities -- floating cities -- which will allow the next generation of pioneers to peacefully test new ideas for government. The most successful can then inspire change in governments around the world.
Originally posted by mikellmikell
Not going to happen can't tax or regulate it if it's more than 12 miles out and stays there if I recall
Originally posted by jpmail
Pretty cool a bit like this Freedom Ship. Thing is though as soon as any of these types of structures comes into international waters someone will want a piece of the revenue or hold it to ransom, blow it up ect ect.
I can't see there being any place on the planet that a person or community could live truely free without some goverment trying to rule them.