Mercury House Two

A&S's Mercury House Two

Proposing itself as a criticism against the waste of space and resources typical of the modern housing development industry, 'MercuryHouseTwo' is a vertical, transportable, single-family house designed for customizable serial production. Nanotechnology glass coating allows regulation of radiation and takes advantage of heat energy; an inflatable automated greenhouse can be connected to the house helping to offset the daily food needs of the inhabitants while cleaning the home's air and water.

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Main Idea

Background: Houses of the future will be like spaceships: mobile, energy-independent and non-polluting; land-use will be minimized Objectives: Create a prefabricated house with minimum impact on the environment Concept: Vertical house with large built-in wheels for transportation Materials: Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), aluminum, glass Structure: GRP hull construction Technologies: Nanotechnologies and robotic housekeeping support will allow completely new solutions to old paradigms of living at home; chrom-Vanadium glasscoating Energy: Stand-alone using solar-powered batteries and hydro-power Operation: Translucent solar cells; connection to a greenhouse allow on-site waste treatment and ressource recovery Assembly: 2 hours, 2 persons; water is filled into the hull after installation to provide stabilizing weight Dimensions: Module 14,000 kg Weight: Fully equipped module 18,000 kg Project Number: 046 Project Name: MercuryHouseTwo Typology: Single-family home Year: 2004 Design Team: Architecture and Vision - Arturo Vittori and Andreas Vogler Renderings: Jean-Fran├žois Jacq


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  • Very stylish and nicely rendered at the lake isde. Really, if it wasn't that mountaineous, I think a trailer park would be the perfect solution. Maybe something like a hanging trailer park, like those tents they use when climbing a high mountains.

    Jeremy on May 17th, 2014
  • A hanging city. Nice. Like the hanging gardens of Babylon :D Or a cube house that doesn't have a defined upside and downside and could be hung sideways to cliffs, rolled down the hill and the way it lands is the new upside down.

    Ana on May 17th, 2014
  • Hovering. Hovering cities. Would be perfect for Carel so she could study her birds in flight ;)

    Seb on May 17th, 2014

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