MARS Habitation Project at FAB FEST’17

Difford, R.J. and Dall'Igna, M. 2017. MARS Habitation Project at FAB FEST’17. University of Westminster

CreatorsDifford, R.J. and Dall'Igna, M.
Description

For some time Foster + Partners Architects have been working with the European Space Agency to develop 3D printable habitation concepts for deployment on the Moon. They have also been participating in an ongoing NASA-backed competition to propose habitation methods that could be used on Mars.

Working closely with Foster + Partners and the University of Westminster department of Computer Science and Engineering, Richard Difford and Miriam Dall’Igna from the department of Architecture led a team of students to develop an installation for FAB FEST’17 ( http://fabfest.london/mars-project/ ). The installation was designed to be fabricated entirely from cardboard and to provide an artificial environment within which prototype autonomous robots could be trained to navigate - simulating the path-finding required for robots to build the conditions for human habitation on Mars.

Date2017
Keywordsfabrication
Web address (URL)http://fabfest.london/mars-project/

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Proun: an exercise in the illusion of four-dimensional space
Difford, R.J. 1997. Proun: an exercise in the illusion of four-dimensional space. Journal of Architecture. 2 (2), pp. 113-144.

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