One day, humans may be a multi-planetary specie. Perhaps in our lifetime. How would that look like?
AI* Space Factory won the NASA Centennial Challenge with "MARSHA" and is currently running an Indiegogo campaign for its terrestrial version "TERA".
Our group from the HKU BASc Design+ and MakerBay members were extremely lucky to be given a comprehensive tour (47 minutes) by the leader of the project David Malott himself. The building in which AI* Space Factory was exhibited was the ICC, a building David Malott participated the design, engineering and construction having worked at KPF as Principal, being the Chairman of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. So let’s take a tour!
To follow their developments, see the AI Space Factory website: https://www.aispacefactory.com/
Visiting this amazing exhibition reminded me of several projects:
CERAMIC CONSTELLATION PAVILLION
Project Leaders: Christian J. Lange, Donn Holohan, Holger Kehne, all affiliated with the University of Hong Kong, Department of Architecture.Project page: https://www.arch.hku.hk/research_project/ceramic-constellation-pavilion/
2. OPEN SOURCE ECOLOGY BRICK PRESS
Video of the brick press in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju_tAn7Mw5c
3. CLINOSTAT FOR PLANT GROWTH IN MICROGRAVITY EXPERIMENTS
We are inspired and excited with the work of AI and the Space Factory. We would love to get involved in such fascinating and challenging projects.