The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has conceived some of the most interesting architecture projects we’ve seen on land, and even water, but its latest design is out of this world – literally.
It involves the development of 3D-printed Moon habitats that could be used to support the human exploration of Earth’s satellite.Project Olympus is a collaboration between BIG and 3D printing technology firm Icon (which BIG recently announced it had made an investment in), as well as SEArch+ and NASA’s Marshall Space Center.
It also builds on BIG’s Mars Science City efforts. It’s too early yet for finer details on how the habitats would function, though BIG does provide some futuristic renders depicting protective donut-like shelters to whet our appetites.
“NASA has signaled that, through the Artemis program, the Moon will be the first off-Earth site for sustainable surface exploration,” explains BIG’s press release.READ MORE