3D-printed bubble house for living on Mars

Sfero 3D printable house, developed by a French company, can be built from local materials on Mars, to help colonize the red planet.

NASA had announced on May, the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge hoping to find new ideas to create safe living spaces, suitable for the condition on Mars.

Sfero by French 3D-printing company Fabulous, together a team of scientists and architects, has come up with this spherical, 3D printed on red planet, house.

3D-printed house for living on Mars

3D-printed bubble house for Mars

According to NASA the Top 30 finalists for the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge – Design Competition have been announced. See a gallery of their designs here.

NASA and the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, known as America Makes, are holding a new $2.25 million competition to design and build a 3-D printed habitat for deep space exploration, including the agency’s journey to Mars.

The multi-phase 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge, part of NASA’s Centennial Challenges program, is designed to advance the additive construction technology needed to create sustainable housing solutions for Earth and beyond.

The first phase of the competition runs through Sept. 27, 2015. This phase, a design competition, calls on participants to develop state-of-the-art architectural concepts that take advantage of the unique capabilities 3-D printing offers. The top 30 submissions will be judged and a prize purse of $50,000 will be awarded at the 2015 World Maker Faire in New York.

The second phase of the competition is divided into two levels. The Structural Member Competition (Level 1) focuses on the fabrication technologies needed to manufacture structural components from a combination of indigenous materials and recyclables, or indigenous materials alone. The On-Site Habitat Competition (Level 2) challenges competitors to fabricate full-scale habitats using indigenous materials or indigenous materials combined with recyclables. Both levels open for registration Sept. 26, and each carries a $1.1 million prize.

via 3ders

source NASA