British architects built a house that could be used on Mars

British architects built a house that could be used on Mars

The prototype of the house, which was fully adapted to the harsh conditions of Mars, was presented in Bristol, and the project "Building a Martin House" was the result of collaboration among artists, scientists, architects and engineers.

A double-storey house of 53 square metres feeds on solar batteries and is designed to be easy to withstand the environmental difficulties that will be encountered on Mars; for example, the residents of the house are not afraid of a temperature of -63 °C and the effects of galactic and space radiation.

The upper level is designed to be located on the surface and is formed using a gold-coated inflatable foil, which makes it easy enough to transport to Mars. The foil prototype is filled with conventional air to be reused. Under real Martian conditions, this area will be filled with regolithic soil, which will provide protection against solar and cosmic radiation.

There will be a spacious living room in the above-ground area of the building. A large number of plants will be grown here with hydroponic installations, which, according to the design of the authors, will help the participants in future missions to rest and relax. In order to save water, the hydroponic system will be connected to the washing and kitchen water systems. In addition, a large panoramic window will be installed in the living room. Bristol's marina is now visible, but it will be replaced by unique landscapes from red sand on Mars.

The lower level will be built underground in lava pipes beneath the planet's surface, because Mars has a thin atmosphere, it will protect the inhabitants from high levels of radiation. The prototype in Bristol is encapsulated in plywood, where there is a control room with all the life support systems that feed the house, two compact sleeping "capsulas", along with a shower and a "Marsian toilet" with low water consumption.