The futuristic Ark Hotel

The futuristic Ark Hotel has been designed to withstand floods caused by rising sea levels.
The floating behemoth is a 'biosphere' conceived as a safe, self-contained haven in case of disaster.
Boasting a green, self-sustaining environment forguests, the shell-shaped hotel would withstand tidal waves and other natural disasters.

Architects say the Ark's shell-like construction of arches and cable
s 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.