In the near future, our existing home planet earth may suffer further from the decline and shortage of natural resources, the increase in human population and vast industry pollution output creates tremendous pressure on our environment, earth may no longer sustain human civilization healthily on its own.
Innovations in space travel and exploration have been developing with increase vigor. Government are taking notice with great initiative, and scientist and environmentalists alike have been working really hard together for this mission of sustainability. It is always the trend to satisfy humanities curiosity to explore the stars, and we believe cross-planet colonization is possibly a main task for the human race from this century.
Mars, the red planet that has been researching since the 90’s, Its distance from earth, atmosphere, size and gravity, it becomes one of the most suitable and intriguing of the potential planets for us to claim it as our second home.
Thanks for the fast development of Aerospace Technology, space travel and space-craft development becomes safer, mature and feasible. Mankind can now easily picture utilizing space-craft for cross-planet transportation by 3D print, prefabrication and robotic drone technologies, Hence the issue of living in mars in the near future is no longer just a dream; a realistic design and long term habitation proposal and sustainable eco system for adapting and transforming Mars now becomes the newly evolved key agenda for Mars colonization.
Our project titled ‘SEEDs of Mars’, is a long term visionary proposal that changes the way we approach creating habitats on Mars with a more human-centric concept that draws from bio-mimicry. It plants impressive 3D printed (solar sinter processed) architectural structures using the local abundant materials like sand and stones from the Mars surface, creating a self-sustaining inner eco system that both dwells above and penetrates below ground.
According to scientist research, the strong radiation from the sun, sand storm and temperature difference makes it more suitable to live within the shelter structure and/or underground. Low gravity makes the construction lighter and easier to build; the 3D printed structure system makes it more sustainable and cost effective. Prefabricated modular area cells continue to populate and branch out like roots from a seed.
In term of energy and power, it’s extremely important to keep the whole system keep running; an electric battery charge power station has been installed deep down into the lowest floor of the ‘seed’, to avoid mars hostile environment and other influences on safety.
Although in low gravity, making the construction is easier and lighter to build, sandstorms in Mars is a common event, making low level solar arrays system on the ground less effective and hard to maintain, researcher perceive that the higher altitude on Mars can gain better collection of solar energy and less sand in the air.
Hence we have this tall aerodynamically shaped solar tower like a ‘shell’ or leaf for the seed that receives more solar energy and create extra space for greenery and other sustainable systems for the project which can benefit from exposure to the sun.