Gallery: MercuryHouseOne: Sleek Solar-Powered Mobile Lounge


There are mobile offices, mobile hedges, mobile homes and mobile phones, and just when you thought you couldn’t get more mobile, now there are super sleek mobile lounges! Designed by Italy-based Architecture and Vision, the MercuryHouseOne is a portable pod-like lounge that will debut at the Venice Biennale this September. Powered by solar panels and decked out with the latest lighting, video, and sound technologies, the curvaceous capsule is meant to provide a unique experience whether placed in nature in the heart of a bustling city.


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  1. perfectcirclecarpenter August 22, 2009 at 3:42 am

    I have a mobile lounge/office. It rolls up alongside my laptop. I call it HAMMOCK.

  2. StructureHub August 7, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Frankly, this concept should remain a concept. Even though I suspect that the use of solar panels was a practical decision and not an environmental one (you can go completely off-grid), it has no redeeming sustainable characteristic – particularly b/c it has not utilitarian purpose (e.g., home) and b/c it will be outfitted with the “lighting, video, and sound technologies.” Certainly an interesting concept though…

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