‘Clipper in the clouds’ concept attracts corporate attention7 February 2010
A ‘hotel in the sky‘ powered by renewable energy could be the future of green travel, according to its designers.
The Aircruise, a gigantic vertical airship, would use hydrogen gas to keep it aloft and solar energy to power its engines.
Mega-corporation Samsung has embraced the concept that fits well with the emerging South Korean dream of rebuilding its economy in a greener shade, and has appointed designers Seymourpowell to refine the idea and produce a detailed computer animation of the proposed experience to illustrate it.
The initial design proposes a bar/lounge zone, four large apartments, a penthouse and five smaller apartments. Although only a conceptual proposal, Seymourpowell has developed detailed and, it claims, achievable technical specification for the craft.