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ICON X Bjarke Ingels: Destination Moon

We already wrote about the architecture group Bjarke Ingels Group, aka BIG, at the occasion of the opening of the Audemars Piguet Museum. An award-winning firm, Bjarke Ingels had ‘only’ settled for terrestrial projects until now. But in 2020, the Moon is where it’s at, and the firm is ready to take on this challenge. With such a huge, intergalactic project, the biggest issue remains how to transport materials necessary to construction all the way to the Earth’s satellite. Knowing that every ounce counts on a spaceship, bringing chunks of cement and concrete blocks on board to build a little house on the Moon seems to be an impossible mission. So, why not create a machine able to build these materials on site? That’s how Bjarke Ingels got the idea of 3D-printed house units. The firm called on THE specialist in 3D-printed housing, ICON, who already proved they could 3D-print a tiny-house in only 24 hours. For this crazy project, they are currently working on an alloy that would offer both solidity and lightness to the units. Looking at the first drafts they released, you’d be tempted to get your passport ready for an interstellar journey…

ICON X Bjarke Ingels: Destination Moon

We already wrote about the architecture group Bjarke Ingels Group, aka BIG, at the occasion of the opening of the Audemars Piguet Museum. An award-winning firm, Bjarke Ingels had ‘only’ settled for terrestrial projects until now. But in 2020, the Moon is where it’s at, and the firm is ready to take on this challenge. With such a huge, intergalactic project, the biggest issue remains how to transport materials necessary to construction all the way to the Earth’s satellite. Knowing that every ounce counts on a spaceship, bringing chunks of cement and concrete blocks on board to build a little house on the Moon seems to be an impossible mission. So, why not create a machine able to build these materials on site? That’s how Bjarke Ingels got the idea of 3D-printed house units. The firm called on THE specialist in 3D-printed housing, ICON, who already proved they could 3D-print a tiny-house in only 24 hours. For this crazy project, they are currently working on an alloy that would offer both solidity and lightness to the units. Looking at the first drafts they released, you’d be tempted to get your passport ready for an interstellar journey…

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