Floating building for 10,000 people
Russian architect Alexander Remizov considers that a floating building where 10,000 people can live could be a model of life in the future. Remizov called his prototype the Ark.
Ark is made of wood, steel and strong ETFE plastic and could be adapted to all environments. Ark could be used for various purposes, including accommodation in an emergency and as a hotel. Remizov argues that the structure allows rapid construction of the facility that may be floating.
After he mastered degree on the subject of settlements that do not pollute the environment, he decided to continue working in the same field with his company Remistudio and make a modern building that will be in harmony with the environment.
He solved the problem of power supply with his colleague Lev Britvinom. In the center of the building is set a generator of electricity using wind power, and the facility is on the outside covered with solar panels. If the building is set on the water, Remiziv says that it could use the thermal energy of water.
Although it is a prototype, Remizov believe that “Ark” could be used for various purposes, from apartments, offices and hotels, and also up to 10,000 people can be placed in it.