Sleeping With the Fishes: An Underwater Hotel Sleeping With the Fishes: An Underwater Hotel
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Sleeping With the Fishes: An Underwater Hotel

by Adele Peters

January 13, 2013

The above-water disc is intended to be high enough above the waves to avoid storm surges and tsunamis, but in an emergency, it can detach and float independently. The underwater portion can also detach and rise to surface if necessary. The structures can also be moved to other locations.

Guests enter the hotel above water and take an elevator below. Once there, they can look out glass-walled rooms at the ocean, or put on scuba gear and go directly through an airlock to dive. 

Is it sustainable? Probably not, but it's an interesting example of architecture that could adapt to rising water levels, a critical need as the climate changes. 

Images courtesy of Deep Ocean Technology.

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