Architects Imagine Our Coming Martian Homes
Preliminary sketches (and positings) from Guillermo Trotti and Brent Sherwood of what a colonized Mars might look like
Although human colonization of the Red Planet is still so far off it's far from certain it will happen at all, recent imaginations from space architects Guillermo Trotti and Brent Sherwood reveal what a workable martial community might look like.
On Mars, a habitat might be fully enclosed, first consisting of three inflated housing units, including a greenhouse, all connected by airlocks. These resemble large, tubular tents constructed of heavy-duty fabrics, which fill with breathable air and maintain safe pressure. They would be constructed by remote-controlled, mostly automated robotic rovers before the first colonists arrived, so they would have living quarters and work spaces from which to construct the rest of their community.