A flying hotel has been proposed by Wimberley Allison Tong & Goo (but check out their space resort!), as part of a long-term campaign to design “entirely new kinds of destinations” – aka “successful destinations,” leaving me, perhaps alone, to wonder what exactly an unsuccessful destination would be (a place at which you can never fully arrive…?).
WATG has even published a PDF – made out to look like a manuscript illustrated by Leonardo da Vinci – explaining their vision of this and other surrealistically imaginative resorts: they’re creating the hotel of tomorrow.
(Can anyone say Archigram?)
Perhaps no one will be surprised by this, but I find the project totally fascinating – even if it is designed by an international tourism consultancy firm (an industry brilliantly satirized by Michel Houellebecq’s novel Platform [not for everyone]).
I’m still into this thing. In fact, BLDGBLOG could buy one of these hotels and move our offices permanently into the stratosphere. I’d look forward to it.