When humans get to Mars, they’ll need safe, comfortable buildings. The Danish architect is already designing them.
The deserts of the United Arab Emirates bear more than a little resemblance to the barren wastelands of Mars. Besides the red sand, there are no rivers or flowing water, little to no arable land, and harsh temperatures. Cities like Dubai and Abu Dhabi are forced to import the key ingredients to sustain human life–which makes the U.A.E. the perfect place to study how to settle Mars.