A Gobi Desert Hotel Designed to Float on Sand A Gobi Desert Hotel Designed to Float on Sand
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A Gobi Desert Hotel Designed to Float on Sand

by Adele Peters

January 28, 2013

It's a beautiful building, but raises some interesting questions. Do we need to develop empty natural spaces like this? Even if the architects carefully design the building to operate as sustainably as possible, how much energy will it take to build a hotel so far from civilization? How much energy will it take just for a hotel guest to get there?

Images courtesy of PLaTArchitects

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A Gobi Desert Hotel Designed to Float on Sand