Watch ICON's Director of Building Performance & Design Melodie Yashar's TED Talk
"How to build for human life on Mars"
We are delighted to announce that the TED Talk “How to build for human life on Mars” by Melodie Yashar, Director of Building Performance & Design at ICON, is now available for viewing at TED or in the embedded video below.
TED is a global phenomenon that has captivated the hearts and minds of its audience for nearly 40 years by offering unique perspectives on topics that people may or not be familiar with. Since its founding, TED has rapidly increased its global presence by inviting people from different backgrounds to share their interests and expertise with the world. Similar to those who came before her, Melodie was invited to share her passion for space exploration and architecture – with the TED community.
Learning to live and work on Mars will be no small feat. During her visionary TED talk, Melodie introduces work to design off-world shelters with autonomous robots and 3D printers and explores how it might help uncover radical solutions to some of the problems troubling humans on Earth today. Melodie underscores the importance of creating an architecture that evolves with the needs of humanity, especially in the midst of climate change and the urban housing shortage.
For more video of ICON's off-world construction work, visit 'ICON 3D Prints Simulated Mars Surface Habitat at NASA's Johnson Space Center'