Gallery: Ross Lovegrove’s Solar-Powered Alpine Capsule is a Space-Age M...

 
In a CNN video, Lovegrove says, "It's not as synthetic as you think. It doesn't really interfere with nature, it just actually reflects and compliments it. You probably won't even see it."

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  1. Lilleith Morrison August 21, 2014 at 8:42 am

    It looks and sounds truly amazing. I would have liked to see a picture of the inside. I would love to sleep under the stars every night – can it be made to make roofs?

  2. Caril Ridley January 8, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Wow, finally someone understands. I devised a similar concept in the early seventies with two plexiglass spheres, one inside the other sandwiched and clustered like soap bubbles with a perfect vacuum for absolute solar insulation, the radiant heat reflected outward and an exchanger moderating internal thermal stability, a flat surfaced floor at one-third level with storage beneath offering an unobstructed translucent ergonomic interior reflecting the world outside and rendering it stealth-fully and integrated into all environments; suspended from cliffs, floating on lakes, nestled into mountain-scape\’s and deserts from the glacial basins of the Himalayas to the remote canopies of the upper Amazon, and all manner of esthetic habitat in between. Floated or helicoptered into such most remote places they\’re presence remain impermanent, designated as tent or mobile structures, clustered into small wilderness communities housing enthusiasts with the truest form of environmental-integrity, the appeal offers an image of absolute eco-integration, creating outposts; for meditation, study and the monitoring of natural habitats from the highest peaks to the most remote nature-capes on earth. For forty years I\’ve imagined these structures placed in over sixty-countries and know the immediate draw for a new generation of up-scale tourism and if managed well an inspiration for likeminded environmentalists, architects and esthetics… How can I play a role in creating, distributing and marketing such modular gems, there are glass technologies able to produce these structures in China right now and at a very reasonable price. I\’m in Bali at the moment but would be happy to travel anywhere to help if possible! Caril Ridley carilridley@hotmail.com

  3. Santa August 4, 2011 at 2:45 am

    Maybe you can build one for yourself … I like it to, very much.

  4. Wolfwalker August 4, 2011 at 2:26 am

    This is awesome, I really would love to have one. Any ideas on production and costs? there are so many places this would work, and to actually see outside and still have privacy inside is amazing.

  5. John E. Fidler December 23, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Now, “THAT” could make a very interesting beach-front home!!! I’ve drawn many structures to withstand wind, but put that on (emergency use only telescoping pedastals, leaving heavier power core on ground) and that could be the ticket.

  6. Waleg November 30, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    I didn’t get it, how can you get inside this capsule? And will it be able to resist bad weather?
    Its really amazing!

  7. greenTmom November 28, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    I love this concept! Even though it may be viewed as wacky by some, innovative ideas often come from wacky concepts….hence, the light bulb. Here at greenearthfriend we are always on the look-out for new Green ideas that will add to the sustainability of our green earth.

  8. tuttles November 27, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    I like it; wish I could have one.

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