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Watch a fly-through of Mars city designed for quarter of a million people

April 8, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Mars city

This video shows a fly-through of Nüwa, which has been designed by architecture studio Abiboo to be the first permanent city on Mars. Powered by solar energy and growing its own food, the self-sustaining city of Nüwa would be built into a cliff face on Mars. According to its architect, Abiboo founder Alfredo Munoz, the city

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ABIBOO envisions cliff face city as “future capital of Mars”

April 7, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Architecture studio ABIBOO has designed the concept for a self-sufficient and sustainable city on Mars named Nüwa that could be built in 2054. Its architect explains the project to Dezeen. Set within a cliff on Mars, Nüwa was designed for non-profit organisation the Mars Society to be the first permanent settlement on Mars. The vertical settlement, which could eventually

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Gold inflatable house for Mars designed by Hugh Broughton Architects and Pearce+

November 2, 2020 Cajsa Carlson 0
Exterior view of Martian House in Bristol by Hugh Broughton Architects and Pearce+

Hugh Broughton Architects and Pearce+ are creating Martian House, an inflatable building in Bristol, England, that will explore what an extraterrestrial house for life on Mars could look like. The house,  a collaboration with local artists as part of the ongoing art project Building a Martian House, is set over two levels, with the lower

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“Surviving on Mars could teach us how to live more sustainably on earth”, says Design Museum’s Moving to Mars curator

October 17, 2019 Jennifer Hahn 0
Moving to Mars exhibition opens at Design Museum in London

The Moving to Mars exhibition, which opens tomorrow at London’s Design Museum, explores putting humans on the red planet as the final frontier for design. The show is structured into five parts: Imagining Mars, The Voyage, Survival, Mars Futures and Down to Earth. It explores themes including the role that design plays in keeping astronauts

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Malaysian designers propose building colony on Mars from locally grown bamboo

September 3, 2019 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Seed of Life bamboo colony on Mars by Warith Zaki and Amir Amzar

Warith Zaki and Amir Amzar have envisioned using bamboo grown and harvested on Mars to build the first colony on the red planet. Named Seed of Life, the conceptual colony design comprises a series of structures woven from bamboo by autonomous robots. Malaysian designers  Zaki and Amzar designed the proposal to demonstrate that there may

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George Bradford-Smith proposes astronaut training facility on face of Mount Blanc

July 3, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
Manipulating Mont Blanc by George Bradford Smith

Bartlett graduate George Bradford-Smith has designed an astronaut training facility that clings to the face of Mont Blanc to imitate Mars’ extreme environmental conditions. Named Manipulating Mount Blanc, Bradford-Smith’s proposal imagines a future where humans will inhabit the red planet. It is intended to push astronauts “close to the limit of survival” to help them prepare

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NASA announces winners of competition to design 3D-printed habitat for Mars

July 27, 2018 Natashah Hitti 0

NASA has selected the five winning designs in the latest stage of its 3D-printed Habitat competition, which include a community of modular pods made from the Martian surface, and a vertical egg-like container. The On-Site Habitat Competition invited groups to design a sustainable shelter for a crew of four astronauts on a mission to Mars,

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Stefano Boeri imagines dome-covered Mars colony with “vertical forests”

October 22, 2017 India Block 0

Stefano Boeri has suggested that a “new Shanghai” made up of “vertical forests” could be built on Mars, should rising sea levels render Earth uninhabitable. The ambitious Mars-based eco city envisioned by the Italian architect would be made up of his studio’s signature plant-covered towers built under giant sealed “space-proof” domes. The hypothetical project was dreamed up in response to

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