It is intended to be easily moved to different locations, including urban and rural sites. The interior can be reconfigured for different uses.
“MercuryHouseOne” is a habitable unit designed as a mobile lounge, integrating functional and aesthetical considerations. While respecting ecological issues, it is designed to fit both in a natural or urban environment.
The exterior shell is a double curve shape made out of ultralight white Carrara marble. The interior layout can be set up in a range of configurations to accommodate different uses and needs. The latest lighting, video, and sound technologies is used in the habitat in order to create a unique experience inside. The unit is powered by solar cells and is energetically autonomous.
On September 2, during the 53rd Art Exhibition, Biennale of Venice, MercuryHouseOne will be presented on the island of San Servolo in the wonderful scenery of the Venetian lagoon. Representatives of Italian and International cultural, political and economic institutions will attend the event.
Design Team: Architecture and Vision - Arturo Vittori and Andreas Vogler
Project Manager: Nicola Minardi
Engineer: Orlando PandolfiModel: GVM, Italy
Posted by Rose Etherington