Gallery: Prefabricated Lotus Hotel is a Resilient Net-Zero Development ...

China's existing cities are bursting at the seams, so developers are building new cities as far afield as the vast and formidable Xiangshawan desert. PLaT Architects' Lotus Hotel is a prefabricated desert development that can be built without the use of water or concrete. The building is designed to be made from locally-sourced materials, and it generates its own electricity and water.

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