Autonomous Tent

Priced from $100K, the Autonomous Tent is essentially a seashell-inspired, pop-up home that can be setup anywhere in the world. It was designed by modernist architect Harry Gesner, is powered by solar energy and comes with on-site waste management systems to minimize impact on the environment. The metal-framed tents are set atop a raised wooden deck, and then covered with a high-tech, translucent fabric shell resistant to mildew, rot, and pests. They are engineered to withstand 90mph hurricane winds and heavy snow loads of up to 30 pounds per square foot. An open-floor plan with soaring ceilings allow for natural light to flood in, while solar panels handle all of the electricity needs, including lighting, water filters, and a composting system. Click here to view the first image in this week’s things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of seemingly magical water transfer printing.