'The Ark': Floating Hotel Designed By Remistudio To Address Climate Change Effects Like Rising Sea Levels And Massive Floods (PICTURES)

12/30/2010 03:30 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

From Inhabitat:

Speaking to the world's rising sea levels, Russia-based architectural firm Remistudio proposes this arch-shaped floating hotel as a refuge from even extreme floods. Called (quite appropriately) the Ark, 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.