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AI SpaceFactory Builds 3D Printed Mars Prototype for NASA

05:00 - 5 February, 2019
AI SpaceFactory Builds 3D Printed Mars Prototype for NASA, MARSHA. Image Courtesy of AI SpaceFactory
MARSHA. Image Courtesy of AI SpaceFactory

Architecture and technology company AI SpaceFactory has completed the autonomous construction of MARSHA, a proposal for a Martian surface habitat for NASA. The 3D printed shelter is one of five finalists in an international competition to design and build a habitat for a crew of four astronauts on a mission to Mars. AI SpaceFactory formulated their own material – a “Martian polymer” that can be made from matter found or grown on the planet.

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Architecture Startup AI SpaceFactory Reveals Smart Skyscrapers that Integrate Technology and Design

13:00 - 17 October, 2018
Architecture Startup AI SpaceFactory Reveals Smart Skyscrapers that Integrate Technology and Design, Smart Skyscrapers. Image Courtesy of AI SpaceFactory
Smart Skyscrapers. Image Courtesy of AI SpaceFactory

Architecture startup AI SpaceFactory have revealed new images of their smart skyscraper projects. These next generation skyscrapers merge cutting-edge design with smart building technology developed in-house. The projects, ranging from twenty to fifty stories, are now in various stages of construction. AI SpaceFactory describes its buildings as living machines: physical, digital, and biological platforms which work together to enhance real-world experiences.

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NASA Endorses AI SpaceFactory's Vision for 3D Printed Huts on Mars

11:00 - 25 July, 2018
NASA Endorses AI SpaceFactory's Vision for 3D Printed Huts on Mars, Marsha could be grouped into small clusters. Image Courtesy of Plompmozes
Marsha could be grouped into small clusters. Image Courtesy of Plompmozes

AI SpaceFactory has released details of their proposed cylindrical huts for the Planet Mars, designed as part of the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge organized by NASA. Project MARSHA (Mars HAbitat) was endorsed by NASA with a top prize of almost $21,000, one of five designs selected from a field of seventeen.

The competition asked participants to design an effective habitat for a crew of four astronauts to be located on the Red Planet, using construction techniques enabled by 3D printing. The submitted schemes were then ranked based on their innovation, architectural layout, and level of detail in BIM modeling.

Astronauts observe the construction of a new habitat. Image Courtesy of Plompmozes Marsha protects humans from the harsh Martian environment, including the frigid temperatures, dust storms and radiation. Image Courtesy of Plompmozes Marsha’s architectural design is integrated with its lighting design, which automatically changes in sync with the time of day and the color and intensity of light. Image Courtesy of Plompmozes Marsha’s two- shell structure creates flexible, hybrid spaces which offer a variety of lighting conditions, privacy, noise levels and uses. Image Courtesy of Plompmozes + 26