Morris Architects proposes creating a self-sufficient, eco-friendly high-end resort experience in the Gulf of Mexico. The rooms could be pre-fabricated, designed to be transported out to the rig as a standard cargo container.
Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG fantasizes about what would happen next.
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"Of course, if the real Dubai is any model for what might actually happen with such a resort, then we'll probably see dozens of oil rigs partially converted to luxury hotels only to be abandoned by their construction crews and investors. As the lands of southern Louisiana continue to disappear into the Gulf, heavily armed refugees on fishing boats will move out to sea, recolonizing the derelict structures. There will be campfires at night, burning driftwood, and specialty gardens."
-- Geoff Manaugh, BLDGBLOG