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The Mars Parabol

Caio Simonetti


The year is 2122, just one year away from the celebration of the centennial of the first rocket launch sent to Mars, with the intention of taking the biggest step in human history, another planet colonization.

Mars received its first rocket with supplies in late 2024, and the first colonists arrived on the planet in late 2026. This is because the orbits between Mars and the Earth cause both to get closer only every two years, opening a "window" to bring people and supplies.

Initially the colonies were almost completely dependent on supplies sent every two years, their population increasing exponentially as new members arrived.
During every human civilization the milestone for the consolidation of a new colony was the first human born on that particular soil, the first human born on Mars was born exactly 20 years after the first colonists set foot on Martian soil, his name was Aries.


Everything points out that Mars once had oceans of liquid water billions of years ago, its atmosphere was denser and possibly capable of harboring life, however, for some reason the planet lost its magnetic field in what is believed to be due to solar winds, which resulted in the end of the magnetic field and, as a consequence, Mars began to have a thin atmospheric layer, composed mainly of carbon dioxide (95%), nitrogen (3%), and argon (2%), because of this the oceans have dried up, and its surface has become almost silicate, with rocky soil and an extremely fine sand, finer than the earth's sand, having at its poles frozen and liquid water under the ground.

Mars has one tenth the mass of the earth and one third the gravity, its temperature varies from -125 C° in winter to 22 C° in summer.


Initially the colony started with just a few small pods, as new members joined the colony over the years the social process naturally began, a free internal market emerged and a governmental hierarchy was created.
After 40 years of colony, the first great dome was built, thus consolidating the first Martian city.

Just as in terrestrial societies, people leave large metropolises and settle in more remote places, but rich in important raw materials, whether a large water reserve or metals necessary for large Martian cities.
Many people leave the big centers with the intention of building a new base in a distant place, but the displacement is not only dangerous but also costly.
In order to meet this demand, the Mars Parabol Program emerged, the government of the interested city lends the large machinery to mold the Shells and the Tent are on account of the local resident


A large structure that creates an environment where a human being can live isolated from all the threats to life that Mars provides, isolated from the sun all year round and protected from the constant SAND STORMS.

Shell serves mostly to block radiation and intensity of the sun, so with IA's help they are generated in such a way that their interior doesn't receive sunshine in any season of the year.

Shell is made of a mass generated from the components of the sandy Mars soil with remains of organic material and urine to generate the mass that gives support. It is printed by a structure builder machine.

The lower part of the installation is where the residents can get into their suits, as the dust is very fine and can damage equipment, therefore it is important that the residents do not have any contact with the Martian soil.


Simplified modular internal structures that allow easy construction and increase of needed spaces, as the Shell is fixed it becomes very difficult to increase it, therefore the modules easily allow the construction of new internal modules, in case of new children and grandchildren, or if there is a necessity to house other families temporarily since Mars has an extremely hostile and unpredictable environment.
The structure gets its name because its assembly resembles a tent, using only structural tubes and faces of the same material.

Building Land Area: 2.800,00 m²

One Tent Area: 23,38 m²

First Floor Area: 175,35 m²

Second Floor Area: 46,76 m²

Total: 221,11m²

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