Moon House by Foster + Partners

British architect practice Foster + Partners is working with the European Space Agency to explore the possibilities of creating 3-D printed houses on the moon.

British architect practice Foster + Partners is working with the European Space Agency to explore the possibilities of creating 3-D printed houses on the moon.

Design investigations include a house that could shelter its inhabitants from the extreme moon environment and withstand high temperatures, meteorites, and gamma radiation.

The house would be built directly on the moon’s surface utlizing an inflatable dome skeleton, and 3-D printers for the remainder of the structure, potentially solving the costly issues of transporting construction materials from Earth.

“As a practice, we are familiar with designing for extreme climates on Earth and exploiting the environmental benefits of using local, sustainable materials,” explained design partner Xavier De Kaestelier in an interview with the BBC.

See out related report In The Air: Another Terra, in which we investigate the increasingly real possibility of life in space.

Moon House by Foster + Partners

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