MARS HABITAT by Jonathan Irawan at TEDx Youth Sydney 2019 | Al-Tiba9 team member & designer

Jonathan Irawan at TEDxYouth@Sydney 2019 with James Alexander and Ally McLean challenged young people to see their futures differently. From life on Mars, to creating their own careers and making a the world of work better. What’s clear is “work” will no longer be “work” and we are all headed for an exciting future.

Speaker biography

Jonathan Irawan is a Computational Designer at HASSELL Studio.

His body of work specialises around the implementation of experimental and innovative design and construction methodologies, focused around highly responsive adaptive systems, behavioural analysis and simulation. His mission lies in bridging the gap in design technology research between academia and industry implementation, constantly experimenting and prototyping to augment the design process.

Having previously worked and gained experience in delivering multidisciplinary projects within Asia, Australia and the UK, he incorporates a wider perspective in the formulation of design solutions.

Currently, he is engaged in the development of Phase 3 in NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Centennial Challenge to design the first autonomously 3D Printed Habitat, capable of sustaining 4 Astronauts in Mars for one year

The HASSELL design for a Mars Habitat has reached the final 10 of NASA’s 3D Printing Centennial Challenge. This NASA competition sought perspectives from outside the traditional aerospace industry, to explore how a human habitat could be designed and delivered on Mars using autonomous 3D printing technologies. HASSELL partnered with Eckersley O’Callaghan to design the external shell which could be constructed entirely by autonomous robots using Mars’ natural regolith.

Final film has been made in collaboration with the team at LightField London.

Watch Jonathan’s talk here : (From 2:09:00)