What are the minimum requirements for sustainable living on Mars? Starting from pre-established knowledge on the physical and engineering requirements of space habitation, this project further explores the design of stimulating environments for physical and mental well-being, to ensure that the human inhabitants of our architecture need not just survive. They must thrive.
By mapping the surface of Mars, we identified Apollinaris Sulci as the site of the settlement, based on five essential criteria:
Map of Mars showing areas of interest.
Map of Apollinaris Sulci with the choosen Yardang cliff.
The construction principle behind the cliff colony is three phased:
Elevation of the cliff.
Section of first void.
Section of second void.
A model of the site in 1:00 was cast in plaster using a mold made of 40 3D printed segments.