Design: The Floating Aerohotel

. Nov 19, 2008

Check out this dope design by Alexander Asadov. Apparently, the fringes of the structure are designated to be hotels, thus allowing space in the center for greenspace (Check out the layout plan below).

Via inhabitat:

"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 caf├ęs, 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."

Spotted at: inhabitat