Russian Architect Alexander Remizov Released a Prototype Design of “The Ark”

By on Jan 12, 2011 in Amazing, Russia, Technology, World Comments

Russian architect Alexander Remizov made a prototype design he calls “The Ark” which he believes is the answer to the climate change and natural disaster problems, several international news sites reported.

The design resembles a giant Slinky toy, and was said to be able to withstand earthquakes, floods and tornadoes. It is independent of any external support systems such as electricity, allowing it to exist in any kind of climate.

The Ark of Alexander Remizov
The Ark
Photo Credit: Alexander Remizov, Remistudio

Solar panels and a rainwater collection system are included in the design to provide power and water. A greenhouse-like environment gives lush vegetation and provides oxygen-rich air for the inhabitants.

The Ark” can be scaled to house between 50 and 10,000 people. It can be constructed on land and water.

The Ark is an attempt to answer the challenges of our time. Provision is made for an independent life support system. All the plants are chosen according to compatibility, illumination and efficiency of oxygen producing, and with the aim of creating an attractive and comfort space. Through the transparent roof there is enough light for plants and for illuminating the inner rooms,” Remizov was quoted saying.

Remizov heads the Moscow-based architectural firm Remistudio.

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