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The Ark

alexander-remizov-22 Way back at the dawn of time, Noah may have been absolutely right to build an Ark. It's what we should all be doing right now, says Alexander Remizov of Russian architects Remistudio. Given that sea levels are set to rise as global climate change continues, it might be wise to have a back-up plan. alexander-remizov-11 The Ark biosphere was conceived by its designers as a green self-sustaining, disaster-proof hotel that could withstand extreme weather conditions like tsunamis and severe flooding. Its Slinky-like shape is also supposed to withstand earthquakes. Nice. alexander-remizov-33 Its solar panels and a rainwater collection system allow residents to live independently, should the power grid shut down.  Meanwhile, the transparent dome acts as a giant greenhouse, allowing for lush vegetation to thrive, and clean the air around it. The vegetation is also a source of food, and the abundant sunlight negates the need for artificial lighting. Sounds like a no-brainer. alexander-remizov-44 All it needs is a couple of rhinoceroses, an ostrich or two, and a pair of water buffalo. RM alexander-remizov-66 alexander-remizov-55

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  • ken

    May 23, 2015

    I reckon it needs some more rocket launchers or machine guns…that would be more reminiscent of Russian architecture…
    In all honesty it looks great, but realistically. Every country would own several…with weapons…

  • Hannah

    July 28, 2013

    Wild concept…I need one!

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  • Chris

    June 15, 2013

    Kind of reminds me of Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Very cool concept

  • Joe Blow

    November 15, 2012

    “No one mentioned swimming zombies.”

    Of course not! They get cooked in the boiling oceans and devoured by the kraken long before they reach the pod!

  • Keylime

    December 17, 2011

    No one mentioned swimming zombies.

  • Cal

    July 18, 2011

    While the actual impact of a large meteor could be devastating, what would be worse is the cloud of dust and ash that would be launche into the air. When ash is launched into the air, it stays there, so if there is enough particulate, it can block out the sun. This would lead to a decades long global famine. The same thing is also a problem in a nuclear disaster scenario and in the event of the eruptio of a supervolcano. This would kill almost everyone on earth. What we really need is large underground greenhouses with artificial lights. These could both shelter people from hazards and feed people living above ground without food.

  • Steve

    July 15, 2011

    Hmmm…. Ever heard of the game BRINK?

  • Melissa Reynolds

    June 28, 2011

    AWESOME concept!! Love it. Must post on FB so my daughter can see this!

  • Boo Radley

    June 12, 2011

    Makes me think of space stations.

    /me googles space stations concepts

  • Marvin

    March 27, 2011

    This idea is perfect, but in case an asteroid hits earth how will it withstand intense fires or the lack of wind and breathable air? (Not trying to say it is a bad idea, just asking)

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