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

More From Living

Featured Image

Stay At This Seaside Black Timber Boathouse On A Norwegian Island

A modern cabin with a beautiful interior by SJ Design.

Posted By

Aug 22, 2019

Featured Image

TAXA’s Industry-Leading Camper Trailer Is Roomier & Better Than Ever

Redesigned for 2019 and loaded with creature comforts.

Posted By

Aug 20, 2019

Featured Image

Aston Martin Is Building Luxury Lairs For You & Your Car Collection

Opulent abodes for you and your favorite automobiles.

Posted By

Aug 15, 2019

Featured Image

The Dive Motel Is A 1970s-Inspired Blast-From-The-Past Getaway

Bask in the aesthetics of a bygone era.

Posted By

Aug 14, 2019

Featured Image

The Wild Lilac House Is An Exercise In Intentional Isolation

Far from the hustle & bustle of everyday life.

Posted By

Aug 12, 2019

Featured Image

Unwind On The Mexican Coast In This Beachside Jungle Villa

Caught between the forest and the sea.

Posted By

Aug 9, 2019