Temple of Life, Mars
The granted performance of every breath of Oxygen here on Earth has inspired me on my aesthetic quest to imagine a Monument in the final frontier celebrating the future arrival of Life on Mars. A space of human refuge and spirituality in a Posthumanist age as an architectural landmark of human aspiration to explore the cosmos, constructed by artificially intelligent autonomous robots. Emulating science fiction, I seek to imagine an Architectural Monument conceptualized to make Mars habitable for human species among other life forms, in an otherwise uncertain future on Earth like the end of the age of the dinosaurs. This project is an early concept for Earth-like Mars, through the process of long-term planetary engineering or Terraformation in case of a probabilistic apocalyptic asteroid strike on Earth posing as a threat to the future of our species.
The ‘Temple of Life’ is a conceptual terraformation architecture imagined on Mars that could generate life-sustaining Oxygen, using local subsurface ice under the Martian regolith, and Cyanobacteria transported from Earth into a vernacular architectural model by using an autonomous fleet of additive construction robots. The pressurized Oxygen architecture ecosystem in an atmosphere 96% Carbon dioxide is fictionalized to be deployable in multiple phases on the Red planet to construct a Martian Regolith Monument housing the ‘Temple of Life’ as an ‘Aesthetic of Power’ conceptualized to fit on board the proposed Big Falcon Rocket designs currently proposed by SpaceX for future human missions to Mars.