Russia-based design firm responds to "Architecture of catastrophes" by developing an Ark-shaped building.

Architects have continually struggled to find a perfect solution to help buildings withstand harsh environments. In this example, architect Alexan­der Rem­i­zov created the Ark concept, a multipurpose building with the ability to withstand natural disasters, including earthquakes and floods. The bioclimactic structure is able to function autonomously, sustainably, and is ideal for disaster relief scenarios, thanks to the energy strategy, detailed in 2 of the images below.

In an email interview with CNN, Remizov explains:

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