OPEN Architecture & Xiaomi Unveil the MARS Case Housing Prototype

Imagining what life on Mars would be like.

By
Design
4,477 Hypes 2 Comments

OPEN Architecture and Chinese tech giant Xiaomi have teamed up to unveil the MARS Case housing prototype, a compact, self-sustaining module inspired by what living on Mars would entail. The 2.4 square-meter housing pod was presented outside the Bird’s Nest National Stadium in Beijing as part of the cross-industry project known as House Vision.

Designed to strip down excessive consumption to the minimal essentials, MARS Case is a space of self-circulating energy and zero waste that recycles heat, exhaust, condensation and other byproducts into an integrated ecosystem. All of the service components are foldable and storable for easy transportation, while Xiaomi’s current product lines provide wireless smartphone connection so that users can integrate these separate electronic appliances into one synthesized platform.

Check out the MARS Case housing prototype above and head over to OPEN Architecture’s website to learn more about the project.

In other architecture news, MUJI designed micro-apartments for urban dwellers.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

clothsurgeon Teams up With Monkey Time for Suiting-Inspired Fall/Winter 2018
Fashion

clothsurgeon Teams up With Monkey Time for Suiting-Inspired Fall/Winter 2018

Using formal fabrics in a casual manner.

END. & adidas Consortium Reveal Stripped-Back Stan Smith
Footwear

END. & adidas Consortium Reveal Stripped-Back Stan Smith

Coming in all-white premium leather.

Logic and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Are Writing a Song With the Entire World
Music

Logic and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Are Writing a Song With the Entire World

A YouTube special where fans will finish off a song started by Logic.


SOL MOTORS Creates the Perfect Urban Commuter Vehicle
Automotive

SOL MOTORS Creates the Perfect Urban Commuter Vehicle

Weighing just 120 pounds.

Patta & Roma Publications Unveil ‘Tupac Biggie’ Book and Commemorative T-Shirt
Fashion

Patta & Roma Publications Unveil ‘Tupac Biggie’ Book and Commemorative T-Shirt

Full photoshoots with both rap legends.

Google Is Shutting Down Its Google+ Social Network Following Huge Data Exposure
Tech

Google Is Shutting Down Its Google+ Social Network Following Huge Data Exposure

Also because no one really used it.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.