By Barbara De Lollis, USA TODAY
Check out this luxury hotel concept that’s right out of a science-fiction novel: The spine-like Morphotel would float across the globe on an endless journey, changing shape as weather conditions change, Dvice.com tells us.
If ever built, the Morphotel – part floating hotel and part slow cruise ship – would stop occasionally to drop off or pick up people and supplies.
When it stopped, it would “become a temporary extension of the city itself,” Syfy-related Dvice.com notes.
Another “wow” factor: The Morphotel could change its shape to adjust to different weather conditions, fit into specific ports of call or to cater to well-heeled guests’ whims.
How? It would be built around a flexible spine that allows the interlocking wings to change shape. One wing that would contain the Morphotel’s most luxurious rooms could even be untethered so that it could float somewhat freely around the rest of the system.
The concept was created by Italian architect Gianluca Santosuosso for the Indian Navy Docks of Greater Mumbai. The architect posted images on his website.
Dvice.com’s skeptical about the concept:
While this looks like an interesting idea, I wonder how many people really want to get away from it all for those extended sea journeys between ports? I would get pretty bored on a five day cruise to Bermuda, so imagine finding stuff to do on a month long trip across the Pacific Ocean.