World's first underwater villa under construction in Maldives

Designers and architects around the world today look under water - advanced technologies allow them to bring to life fabulous projects that were impossible even in the last century. One of such structures will be the Muraka (Coral) semi-submerged hotel complex, which was designed by Ahmed Salem and is being built by the New Zealand company MJ Murphy Ltd. Accommodation is Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort.

Muraka is designed as a large two-story structure, the lower half of which goes 5 meters deep into the sea. It will house a luxury suite: a bedroom with a huge bed, a bathroom and a living room in a room with a huge curved acrylic window-wall, which gives a 180-degree view of the underwater world. The passage to the upper floor is via a spiral staircase; a minimum of mechanisms and technologies are used in the building.

Above, there are a couple of bedrooms, a kitchen and dining room, an outdoor terrace, a swimming pool, utility rooms, staff and security rooms. The key nuance of the project is asceticism in interior design, a minimum of items and decor elements. This hotel complex, in contrast to the others, should create an atmosphere of peace and deep relaxation. Allow hotel clients to escape from the hustle and bustle of the world to the ocean.

The maximum number of guests in Murak is 9 people. It is expected that the main structures of the villa will be ready by November this year, and it will be able to receive guests from next year. Nothing is known about the cost of rooms, but in other, typical hotels of the resort, it is from $ 855 per night, so certain conclusions can be drawn.