London, Jan 11 (ANI): A futuristic Ark Hotel has been designed to withstand floods caused by rising sea levels.
The floating hotel is a 'biosphere' conceived as a safe, self-contained haven in case of disaster.
Architects say the Ark's shell-like construction of arches and cables can stand earthquakes, tidal waves and other natural disasters.
Solar panels and a rainwater collection system provide inhabitants with power and water while a greenhouse-like environment also provides for lush vegetation to help with air quality and provide food sources.
For architecture there are two major concerns. The first is maintenance of security and precautions against extreme environmental conditions and climate changes. The second one is protection of natural environment from human activities," the Daily Mail quoted Alexander Remizov, of Russian firm Remistudio, as saying.
"The Ark is an attempt to answer the challenges of our time. Provision is made for an independent life support system. All the plants are chosen according to compatibility, illumination and efficiency of oxygen producing, and with the aim of creating an attractive and comfort space."
"Through the transparent roof there is enough light for plants and for illuminating the inner rooms," he added. (ANI)