ISPCS 2017 – Bjarke Ingels “A Martian Vernacular Architecture on Earth”

Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner and Creative Director, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) “An Extreme Application of Vernacular Architecture: It Could be on Mars” When we invent technology through architecture we become better at adapting our surroundings to us. In our quest for human space exploration, the creation of habitats that enable human survival could involve the utilization of materials already available in places we explore including the Moon and Mars. This could be an extreme application of vernacular architecture. Let us explore the idea of having a practical extraplanetary habitat. We are collaborators, it will take all of our efforts to achieve permanent human presence beyond Earth.