Ark Hotel of China is remarkable achievement of worldand designed by Russian firm Remistudio.
Propose of this arch-shaped floating hotel as a refuge from even extreme floods, the futuristic structure has the ability to exist autonomously on the surface of the water. Designed to be a bioclimatic building, the Ark incorporates several innovative green strategies and elements to ensure that its residents can survive aboard for months at a time.
A load-bearing system of arches and cables allows weight redistribution along the entire corpus in case of an earthquake.
> Architects say the Ark's shell-like construction of arches and cables evenly distribute weight so it is also invulnerable to earthquakes.
> The design uses solar panels and a rainwater collection system to provide inhabitants with power and water.
> The greenhouse-like environment also provides for lush vegetation to help with air quality and provide food sources.
> Because of the see-through structure enough daylight is filtered through internal rooms to reduce the need for lighting.
> And to ensure quality of light, the frame is protected with a self-cleaning layer.