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Oil Platforms as Hotels & Cities!

Imagine 4,000 Abandoned Oil Rigs as … Luxury Hotels.  Morris Architects‘ idea of turning an abandoned oil rig into a residential luxury resort is, itself, a brilliant and offbeat one. The notion of doing this with 4,000 soon-to-be-deserted ones? Potentially revolutionary. Combined, this would yield a whopping 80,000,000 available square feet spread around the sunny Gulf of Mexico.

   


  Oil Platforms as Hotels & Cities!  

  Oil Platforms as Hotels & Cities!   


 How about converting Abandoned Oil Platforms into Ocean Mini-Cities? It is hard to believe that there are companies capable of creating (relatively) robust structures far out at sea, (usually) capable of withstanding extreme weather and lasting for decades or longer. But their use in harvesting ‘black gold’ from the ocean floor is limited, as alternatives are (hopefully) developed and spill risks increasingly recognized. Here is one vision for how one turn such relics into semi-submerged habitats and give them a new architectural lease on life.  


Oil Platforms as Hotels & Cities!  


Oil Platforms as Hotels & Cities!  


Oil Platforms as Hotels & Cities!  

What are your thoughts about the idea of recycling oil rigs into housing?

4 comments:

  1. Wow. Incredible ideas.

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  2. It's always interesting to read through articles from other writers and use a little something from other websites.
    Matt Levine

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