ecocapsule: the self-sustainable micro-home launches in the US

ecocapsule: the self-sustainable micro-home launches in the US

after successfully launching in several european countries, slovak company ecocapsule will have its official launch in the united states. the launch will take place during NYCxDESIGN 2019, new york’s annual design festival held from may 10th – 22nd, in the heart of new york city: times square.

ecocapsule: the self-sustainable micro-home launches in the US designboom
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conceived by nice&wise, a design studio formerly known as nice architects, the ‘ecocapsule’ is a low-energy, mobile dwelling packed into a compact egg-shaped form. the energy-efficient pod hosts two adults comfortably, and features a built-in kitchenette offering running water. the structure also contains a dry, separating toilet, hot shower, a folding bed, and plenty of storage space for sporting or research equipment.

ecocapsule: the self-sustainable micro-home launches in the US designboom



since original plans for the project were released in 2015, the ecocapsule has been a shortlisted entry of the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD of the same year. in 2018, the project was presented on the roof of the UNIQ building located in the center of bratislava with plans to market the series—limited to 50 pieces—to buyers in the U.S, japan, australia and the EU.

ecocapsule: the self-sustainable micro-home launches in the US designboom



NYCxDESIGN is new york city’s annual celebration of design, attracting hundreds of thousands of attendees and designers from around the globe. the 12 day event invites new yorkers and all city visitors to experience the self-sustainable microhome.

ecocapsule: the self-sustainable micro-home launches in the US designboom



it has been a long time coming and we are very excited to launch ecocapsule in the u.s. this is an important market for us and we already have a lot of supporters here‘, says tomas zacek, founder, ceo and design director of ecocapsule. we are looking forward to meeting people and showing them what ecocapsule is about. we also expect to find new distributors and attract businesses for cooperation. there has been a great interest in ecocapsule from the hospitality segment, so we hope to follow that direction a bit more‘.

ecocapsule: the self-sustainable micro-home launches in the US designboom


ecocapsule: the self-sustainable micro-home launches in the US designboom


project info


architects: nice&wise

project: ecocapsule

event: nycxdesign 2019

  • Nice …maybe no so much from the mid-latitudes North. The bugs will keep you cooped up too long.


    Jimmy Xi says:
  • Nice, Wise&Gorgeous…

    Sérgio Werneck de Figueiredo says:
  • Disappointed in the cost. I had thought you might have a solution to homelessness but at $85000 per unit this unit will not go anywhere.

    Jeff says:

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