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Space-age Solar Powered Pod House Unveiled!

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On January 22, 2010 @ 1:42 am In Architecture,Prefab Housing | 5 Comments

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We first saw renderings of the futuristic MercuryHouseOne [1] 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 [2] and decked out with all the latest and greatest sound equipment and lighting. Architecture and Vision [3] designed, built and then debuted it at the Venice Biennale [4], and now we have pictures of it in action.

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The MercuryHouseOne mobile lounge can be used as a portable pavilion, an outdoors office, a room, or even an off-grid natural retreat. Architecture and Vision [3] designed it for a client as a mobile pavilion to showcase products while promoting innovative technologies and materials. The interior can be outfitted to fit the needs of the client, whether that be for office space [5], living quarters, or product displays.

Built out of Carrara marble (a local material in Italy) and backlit to showcase the form at night, the body is sleek and round, like a drop of mercury. The top of the pavilion is outfitted with solar panels [6], making it totally self-sufficient and off-grid [7] capable. Prefabricated [8] in a factory, the MercuryHouseOne can be transported by a truck or even a helicopter to its location. This would be the perfect eco-lounge for concerts or festivals – to bad they’re not in Park City right now for the Sundance Film Festival.

+ Architecture and Vision [3]

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URLs in this post:

[1] MercuryHouseOne: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/06/mercuryhouseone-mobile-solar-powered-lounge/

[2] solar panels: http://www.inhabitat.com/solar-power/

[3] Architecture and Vision: http://www.architectureandvision.com/

[4] Venice Biennale: http://www.labiennale.org/en/biennale/

[5] office space: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/05/treetop-office-eat-your-heart-out-cubicle-warrior/

[6] solar panels: http://inhabitat.com../solar-power/

[7] off-grid: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/07/20/adex-furturistic-prefab-for-modular-off-grid-living/

[8] Prefabricated: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/09/11/shelter-no-2-an-affordable-prefab-pod/

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