Called ‘MercuryHouseOne’ designed by Italy-based Architecture and Vision, the MercuryHouseOne is a portable pod-like mobile living room that will debut at the Venice Biennale this September.
Description from the architect:
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 made from the finest Carrara marble. The marble is backlit at night, enhancing the form and creating special attention for evening events. The interior can be set up in a variety of configurations to accommodate different uses.
MercuryHouseOne by Architecture and Vision will be presented on September 2, 2009, during the 53rd Art Exhibition, Biennale of Venice, on San Servolo island. MercuryHouseOne is a mobile lounge designed for a modern experience of our natural and urban environments. Drawing inspiration from nature, its shape recalls the beauty and perfection of a water drop. The advanced cabin is realized by the Italian company GVM of Gualtiero Vanelli in Carrara.
Design Team: Architecture and Vision – Arturo Vittori and Andreas Vogler
Project Manager: Nicola Minardi
Engineer: Orlando Pandolfi
Model: GVM, Italy