Designed by New York-based AI Spacefactory, these future Martian habitats feature 3D printing technology and take a radical departure from previous Mars-focused structures. Built entirely through 3D printing, these Martian habitats -- officially known as Marsha -- are designed as egg-like structures with a minimal footprint. These unique designs set themselves apart from the typical low-lying domes seen in previous offerings, but the change in shape is meant to better handle the climate of Mars based on recent discoveries of the planet.
The materials used in these new Martian habitats are meant to be harvested from the planet's surface using a technology known as ISRU (in-situ resource utilization). The material used will be a mixture of basalt fiber extracted from Martian rock and a renewable bioplastic derived from plants grown on the planet.