I retired in April 2013 after 25 years as a librarian at the British Library specialising in inventions. This included running numerous workshops; writing books on inventions and a work blog; carrying out searches for clients; and one-to-one meetings with inventors. [more]


3 December 2013

Underwater hotels: a patent application

The BBC website has an article, Underwater hotel rooms: is down becoming the new up ? about a proposal for, indeed, an underwater hotel by Polish company Deep Ocean Technology.

In March 2012 a World patent application, An underwater-above water accomodation, especially for residential purposes by the company was published. Here is the main drawing.

The patent document describes how the rooms are built on legs, but the article gives extra details. The rooms would be at a depth of 10 metres. If they are too deep, the colours in the sea are lost (this saves on construction costs, too). To prevent scaring the fish with loud noises, the lavatories and air conditioning would be placed away from the windows.

There's a rather cool video showcasing the technology:

No comments:

Post a Comment