Industrial Design

Mars Habitat

Spring/Summer 2016

Currently In Progress

Exploration and development of potential folding geometry for the skin of a closed-loop Martian biome intended to support plant life on the surface of Mars.

The entirety of the Mars habitat is designed by a multidisciplanary group of students as part of the CMU Mars Studios.

Accordion and V Folds

Preliminary Exploration


Exploring Rotational Deployment 


Grid-Based Patterns


Cylinder Construction


Tapered Cylinder


Final Design