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* Architecture: Underwater Hotel planned for Dubai

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 10 May 2012

Architecture: Underwater Hotel planned for Dubai: “..Tailored to the luxurious lifestyle, aspiring divers and marine life enthusiasts, the patent-protected concept by DOT is comprised of disc-shaped volumes that are both above and below the water’s surface, exploring the depths of the ocean while taking advantage of the warm climate..The single water discus module works as an independent structure, with the possibility of joining other modules to create a larger resort complex. Each module consists of two discs; one disc is submerged ten-meters underwater and the other floats five to seven-meters above the sea’s surface. Both parts are connected by three structural “legs” and a vertical shaft containing a lift and stairway..”  Rather spectacular..

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image: Courtesy of Deep Ocean Technology; article: Rosenfield , Karissa . “Underwater Hotel planned for Dubai” 08 May 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/232686&gt;

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