Floating Homes: Family Rescued After The Earthquake and The City?

Published by in Offbeat
26th Oct 2016

Have you thought what is organic and functional, some not so nice? Russian architect Alexander Draw convinces us otherwise. His “ark” in the shape of snail shells are very elegant.

The remarkable building project worked Alexander Draw – or more accurately his studio Remistudio – for many years. The aim was to create a building that will be relatively inexpensive and quickly assemble. This is to serve people in areas affected by earthquakes or other disasters, including global warming (the “deniers”: the world ocean level rise).

The creation of such structures is the world’s architects trying for a very long time. Some ideas have taken root so-so – especially in Japan and California. But mostly it’s just a modified mobile units or residential containers.Good is a temporary solution, but not for permanent housing of people affected by the disaster and certainly not as a dwelling resistant to disasters. It was Alexander Draw generous.

As one Russian newspaper wrote, “he managed to catch all the rabbits at once.” Just wait, the competition!, Would like to add. His house architect called Ark (Russian Ark). It is possible to build it as quickly as Noah built his ark, and the weather the flood.

Unlike the biblical Ark plovoucícho house but is not yet intended to save animals – on its board are just people and plants. Thanks to the flexibility and interior dimensions of the snail, it is possible to build homes on the needs of the customer. Luxury version will only host 50 people, the largest and easiest to implement them houses 10 000 This of course also the corresponding vegetation – but only decorative, moisturizing and cleaning the air, rather than agricultural crops.

Ark can be built on both solid ground and at sea level. It is self-contained and waterproof, so it can serve as a default “home unit” for writing the floating cities of the future. And it is in relation to rising ocean levels is highly desirable quality. The base screw is steel ropes and steel construction, which serves as a giant solar collector for water heating as a gutter system for channeling rainwater into the tanks.

The inner walls are made of wood, we’re in a wholly organic and recyclable building. The surface is perfectly transparent (but not glass, but a special thick film of plastic ETFE, which is lighter and more durable than glass). The building itself is nearly energy self-sufficient.Credit for this system have wind generators in the central pillar, which drives the hot air rising up, and turbines on top – back to those wind brings perfectly the calculated shape of the building.

Heating provide sun, heat pumps water-water and other systems. They proposed a Russian scientist Lev Britvin, which is also signed under power systems for the International Space Station ISS. Energy is also obtained from waste to biogas přetvářených (and biohnojiva). To save her is a specially designed high-capacity batteries.