Archinect - News 2017-03-24T10:13:35-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149984491/the-logistics-of-building-nasa-s-carbon-dioxide-insulated-ice-home-on-mars The logistics of building NASA's carbon-dioxide insulated, "Ice Home" on Mars Julia Ingalls 2017-01-03T13:04:00-05:00 >2017-01-05T23:29:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kw/kwaz1s8y8k0xqnlz.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you don't think you can handle another year on Earth, the possibility of dwelling comfortably on another planet is closer than you might expect. After announcing&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138591099/the-mars-ice-house-envisions-the-day-earthlings-can-live-with-ease-atop-the-martian-surface" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a winning design from Clouds Architecture Office and Space Exploration Architecture last October</a>,&nbsp;NASA has released more detailed logistical plans for building a carbon dioxide insulated, ice-filled exterior home that could be assembled by robots in preparation for human habitation. The design uses naturally occurring resources found on Mars and predicts that with the planet's estimated daily water extraction rate, it would take about 400 days for the exterior to be filled with water. As the <a href="https://www.nasa.gov/feature/langley/a-new-home-on-mars-nasa-langley-s-icy-concept-for-living-on-the-red-planet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">article notes</a>:</p><p><em>The &ldquo;Mars Ice Home&rdquo; is a large inflatable torus, a shape similar to an inner tube, which is surrounded by a shell of water ice. The Mars Ice Home design has several advantages that make it an appealing concept. It is lightweight and can be transported and deployed with simple robotics, then filled with water before the ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/31747841/fallingwater-gets-interactive Fallingwater gets interactive Paul Petrunia 2011-12-21T19:03:31-05:00 >2012-01-04T14:24:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4h/4h7i0crc1qagk6la.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Have you visited Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater? Not all of us have, but there's a new app available that gives you the next best thing. <a href="http://www.planetarchitecture.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">planet architecture</a>, a production company that has been publishing videos and interactive tours for many years, has just added Fallingwater to their relatively new library of app releases.</p> <p> I've been quite impressed with it after playing with the app for the last couple days. It provides a surprisingly comprehensive collection of drawings, photographs, videos and 360&deg; panoramic views of the iconic house, all accessible from an architect-friendly navigation of floorplans and siteplans.</p> <p> The <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app//id485805331?ls=1&amp;mt=8" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">iPad app</a> will set you back $9.99, which is relatively pricey in the app world, but a great deal considering the quality of the content and the experience. The <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id490290486?mt=8&amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">iPhone app</a> is $4.99, and currently on sale for $0.99 for the next few days.</p> <p> We have some free copies (in the form of promo codes) available to the first requests in the comments below. The catch - ...</p>