Alien indeed, but rest assured it’s not a Covenant warship soon to be deployed for the conquest of Earth. (Master Chief save us!)
It’s a concept design by forward-thinking Italian architect Gianluca Santosuosso for use in Greater Mumbai’s Navy Docks. The clincher is this Morphotel is a floating hotel, cruise ship, and seaport all stuck together. Considering its vast size and manta shape, the Morphotel is far too ambitious for just a week-long cruise.
In fact, it’s designed for the opposite: The Morphotel travels across the globe nonstop and just docks occasionally to re-supply. Oh, and we almost forgot to mention—the Morphotel has a bit of Transformers in it too. See its exoskeleton-like structure? Like the manta ray that inspired it, the Morphotel can “flex” its various sized sections to better travel in choppy oceans (perhaps avoid icebergs as well) and comply with docking space constraints.
As designs go, this one pushes the envelope for “far out.” Wait, scratch that: It’s beyond the envelope. In fact, we believe it’s going to take a while (if ever) before a Morphotel drops by a port near you. When it does, that’d be cool.
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