AI SpaceFactory Brings Sustainable Design To The Martian Landscape

May 14, 2019

Category: Living

It’s true — we’ve made it to the beginning stages of space travel. We’re so close, in fact, that NASA is hosting competitions to tap into the Earth’s greatest industrial and architectural talents. The space-faring organization’s most recent challenge, focusing on a sustainable Mars habitat, was host to a variety of outlandish, innovative, and intriguing designs — and now, a victor has emerged from the fray.

New York’s AI SpaceFactory recently claimed the top spot in NASA’s “Centennial Challenge,” conceptualizing, outsmarting, and inevitably defeating over 60 other firms during the course of the competition. The interplanetary architecture group secured its win with MARSHA, a 15-foot-tall prototype dwelling that was 3D-printed using an advanced robotic process. Utilizing a biodegradable basalt composite derived from Mars’ naturally-occurring sediment, SpaceFactory constructed MARSHA’s intriguing vertical silhouette to focus on the implementation of natural light, renewable, plant-based bioplastics, and an ecosystem that thrives under the Martian planet’s various conditions. A departure from the conventional layout of conceptual space-age dwellings, the multi-faceted structure features various amenities, including an illuminated staircase, cylindrical rooms, and modular furniture to provide intricate storage solutions for its alien inhabitants.

Learn More: Here

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Living

Reach New Heights On The Trail With lululemon’s Surge Collection

This suite of technical gear performs even better than it looks.

Posted By Johnny Brayson

Featured Image

Make Other A-Frames Jealous With This Cantilevered Triple-A-Frame Cabin

The Cabin of Hope concept has some of the most daring angles we've ever seen.

Posted By

Apr 23, 2021

Featured Image

Add Some Retro-Cool To Your Storage System With Love Hultén’s MTC 2401

The design is based on IBM’s iconic 2401 Magnetic Tape Unit.

Posted By

Apr 21, 2021

Featured Image

This Modern Open-Concept Cabin Is Built Atop Boulders In A Forested Valley

A secluded rendered dwelling imagined by imminent and Grafito Design Studio.

Posted By

Apr 19, 2021

Featured Image

The 15 Best Leather Sofas For Your Home

Elevate your living space with this crop of cowhide couches.

Posted By

Apr 16, 2021

Featured Image

The 12 Best Mail-Order Mattresses You Can Buy Online

The centerpiece of any bedroom, which is also integral to your overall health and well-being.

Posted By

Apr 15, 2021