Floating hotel designed to face global warming, we see redundancy


With the problems associated with climate change looming on the horizon, and precious little being done, we could be soon looking towards designs like the floating hotel. Designed by Russian firm Remistudio, and named the Ark, the floating hotel makes a bold attempt to see face to face to rising water levels by moving to the water. It can be something of a self-sustaining structure, gathering its energy from the sun, heat capture, and wind generators.

Plants inside the pre-fabricated system can even create their own little “ecosystem,” or so say the designers. Only thing, we do already have large floating hotel-like structures, we call them cruise ships. Making ships more efficient and green would be a huge step towards cleaning up the environment. Also, we don’t really need to be scared of massive floods.

Via: Remistudio, Inhabitat, Dvice

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A hotel made out of key cards


Key cards are commonplace in every hotel, this one though, is all full of them. Designed by Holiday Inn, this hotel is made of 200,000 key cards and weighs 1814 kilos. Hell, even the toilets are made from key cards, and I have no idea how they intend to get that thing to work. The exhibit was built by Holiday Inn to celebrate the relaunch of 1200 of its hotels.

Via: travelkat

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