Building A Martian House, a public art project built with the help of BAM, has been unveiled to the public in Bristol.
The house is designed to be a prototype taking into account environmental conditions on Mars, and the project was led and conceived by artists Ella Good and Nicki Kent, working with Hugh Broughton Architects (designer of the Halley VI British Antarctic Research Station) and Pearce+.
The Martian House project brought together space scientists, architects, engineers, designers, and the public – including primary school children - to explore how we live today and to stimulate visions for new ways of living here on Earth as well as on Mars.
The Martian House is now on display until October at M Shed Square in Bristol. BAM itself built the M Shed museum a few years ago among many schemes in the South West of England.
The Martian House’s construction procurement was provided through the SCF Construct Framework, which helps public sector organisations throughout London, the South East and the South West, through its ‘Two Stage Open book’ procurement. BAM was asked to get involved alongside a wide range of companies including construction, design, engineering, lighting and quantity surveyors.