The Week in Pictures: Slinky-Shaped Floating Hotel, the Sad French, and More

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Remember Biosphere 2? Well, fast forward to the Ark, designer Alexander Remizov's floating (or not) eco-friendly, energy-generating bubble hotel.

We also have the news on the NYPD, which will crack down on law-breaking cyclists in New York City, the melancholic French, fisherman literally dying to catch lobsters, and more in our roundup of the best photos on TreeHugger this week.

A Modern-Day Noah's Ark?

Remizov came up with the Ark's plans as part of a program on architecture and disaster relief through the International Union of Architects (UIA).

According to the Remizov's Remistudio web site, the Ark is designed as: "an integrated energy system with an uninterruptible power supply using alternative energy sources." And instead of glass and steel, the Ark is made of durable 'self-cleaning' and reportedly recyclable plastic panels.

Read the full story: Floating 'Slinky' Hotel Can Survive Rising Seas

Photo: Remistudio