Gallery: The Floating Aerohotel: A Modern Aquatecture Marvel

 

As fears of global warming induced population displacement are steadily realized, the allure of waterborne aquatecture becomes more and more enticing. Designed by Alexander Asadov, this incredible floating Aerohotel features a lighter-than-air aesthetic that sits serenely atop an elegant system of supports. Conceived as an elevated aquatic structure replete with hanging gardens, the space-age floating island preserves the entire extent of the ecosystem beneath it, contrasting with man-made islands that disrupt their immediate environment with tons of gravel fill.

Asadov‘s Aerohotel consists of a 200 meter wide circular hub lofted by an interlacing network of supports anchored by three arms that stretch to the bottom of its site. The structure’s body will contain cafés, restaurants, and winter gardens in addition to a hotel. The Aerohotel can be installed in any body of water, and the plans include docking arrangements for boats as well as a landing strip for a zeppelin – how slick is that?

Asadov Architectural Studio states that one of the benefits of the floating island is that it has “significantly less costs for construction against the gravel works. At this almost all the basin area under the construction is still untouched, thus improving the project’s ecological value.” If the current tides of global warming aren’t stemmed, we’ll certainly be looking towards more floating architectural solutions such as this.

+ A.Asadov Architectural Studio

Via World Architecture News

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2 Comments

  1. kurtmanalang27 June 21, 2012 at 1:25 am

    Sir, how does a floating aero hotel float from the sky?

  2. ccossman April 25, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Many innovations in ecology have proved to be environmentally friendly. But, never before the new age century, has there been such a dedication to architecture in mix with ecology. Call it “eco-architecture,” because certain people are coming up with ways to improve on an area of the planet by building high-tech style structures. These constructions portray the new-edge and neolithic in the sense of being serene and inviting. Anyways, who can put a label on these so called projects which offer futuristic living arrangements. In and out of the space-age materials are special channels that play a big part in the role of venting certain gases and other substances. No harmful particles are emanated from these structures because the parts are formed from all natural, green supporting alternatives. Never until now has a solution for modernized as well inexpensive building materials and designs been so apparent. Projects like these are sure leading us into great and wonderful experiences with the features shared by many who live on planet Earth.

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