As an interior designer, I have doubts with regard the ice hotel that I discovered recently. Do you think that the structure contracted by the ice cube can last? What is the internal support and how does it strengthen the building or carry the load, especially as the building houses a great amount of the room and certain facilities.
I deeply believe that the architect implemented certain technologies to maintain the building, am I right?
Yg, Ice will keep indefinitely if kept at or below the freezing point of water. Ice is brittle like glass and splinters under a shock impact, but steady compressive loading means that ice can be used for buildings at below zero temperatures.
Frank John Snelling
Hi Frank, Thanks...:)
Yg, You are welcome. Talking about ice structures, during WWII there was a plan to create an aircraft carrier made of ice (ice floats on water).