Although it is unclear when humans on Earth will be able to live on the red planet, these designs for houses on Mars makes colonizing seem more real. A team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) won the sustainability-focused Mars City Design 2017 award in architecture for the Redwood Forest.
The multidisciplinary group envisioned "a series of woodsy habitats" covered by large public domes that would sit on the surface of Mars. These domes are essentially enormous greenhouses that would shelter a maximum of 50 people. The public spaces would also be equipped with water and plants. Tunnels beneath the domed structures would contain private living quarters and underground routes to other dwellings. The imagined houses on Mars would be constructed in the next 100 years.
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