Gallery: Space-age Solar Powered Pod House Unveiled!


We first saw renderings of the futuristic MercuryHouseOne this past summer, and now that construction is complete we’re thrilled to unveil the finished project! The MercuryHouseOne is a mobile lounge powered by solar panels and decked out with all the latest and greatest sound equipment and lighting. Architecture and Vision designed, built and then debuted it at the Venice Biennale, and now we have pictures of it in action.

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  1. rjones May 11, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Build one out of bamboo and I’m there.

  2. timmpro2 March 17, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    This would look better floating with others of its kind. A pod of pods.

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  4. bwhitmore January 22, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    While I like the idea behind this, I can’t get over the design usually associated with these buildings. Through its desire to eliminate its impact on the landscape it has also alienated itself from it. Buildings should be at home in their landscapes as if they were truly a part of it. To me if I saw this in a natural setting it would look almost as offensive as a big water bottle or soda can. Its design has it looking similar to the pollution which we are trying to reduce. When it comes to the design of sustainable houses I vastly prefer something more hobbit hole-esque.

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