These architectural renders give life to Elon Musk’s dreams of living in space!

How many times have you heard “I just want to leave this planet for a while!” in the last two years? Very often, right? @sixnfive gives brings that sentiment to life with a collection of architectural renders called ‘What If?’ which is an ode to one of our greatest strengths – imagination. Imagination is a uniquely human ability to visualize unlimited possibilities starting with a simple question like “what if?” and the people who ask it often are the ones driving innovation. This collection explores the possible future move for mankind and probably what Musk has in mind through three elaborate acts

Act one: The Journey includes the meeting, the bedroom, and the dinner room. It represents our trip and the hope to arrive, but also the attachments of our mundane life, carrying memories of a previous reality. Act two: The settlements shows the Universe Edge, Summer House, and Landing Zone. It expresses our freedom to dream and imagine how our intergalactic holiday homes would look like. Act three: The Encounter, is based on human emotions of loving someone, missing someone and being guided. It is all about looking inward and looking from inside, the vestiges of our presence in an inhabited and quiet place.

It explores the perception of time, loneliness, and expectations but it also represents the hope to arrive. Yes, this is scientifically inaccurate but it expresses the freedom to dream and imagine via these zen visuals. Six N. Five is a contemporary studio working on advertising, editorial, and video commissions while finding time to create experimental work with CGI as a new medium for creative self-expression. Their refined imagination, poetic compositions, edgy minds, and sleek skills make the studio a hit amongst brands like Apple, Cartier, Cassina, Facebook, Givenchy, Ikea, Massimo Dutti, Microsoft, Nike, Samsung, Spotify, and many more!

Designer: Six N. Five

Clear Resin Moon and Mars Keycaps: The Eagle Has Landed (on Your Desktop)

To celebrate some of humanity’s greatest achievements in space exploration (and sell some cool keycaps in the process), these are Moon Keys. Compatible with Cherry MX switches and clones, the keycaps are available in five varieties: a 1u Eagle Has Landed, Lunar Lander, and Curiosity Rover ($49), and 1.75u Eagle Has Landed ($52), and 2.25u Curiosity Rover ($58). You know, I was just thinking my keyboard could use more of a space theme.

Which is your favorite? I think I’m going to get all the moon ones. And all the Mars ones. That’s $258 in keycaps for those of you keeping track, instantly making it the most expensive component of my computer. Also the best looking.

The keys are available for pre-order now with an estimated shipping date of November 12th, or just in time to show up in the mail, and for me to have completely forgotten I ordered them in the first place. Like a time-traveling surprise gift to myself.

Footage from NASA’s Mars Mission were used to create these breath-taking 3D Mars Terrain Prints




These 3D prints of the Mars surface are so realistic, I wouldn’t be surprised if Elon Musk wanted to land humans on them…

Created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the NASA Mariner 9’s Mission to Map Mars, the Marscapes capture our red-soiled neighbor in stunningly accurate detail. These 3D relief prints are perfect to mount on a wall as an art-piece, and they offer an up-close glimpse of the red planet’s rough, ruptured, uninhabitable terrain – although if our colonization mission is successful, it won’t be uninhabitable for long!

The Marscapes captures 50-years worth of photographic data and turns them into 3D prints perfect for a wall or a desk. The beautifully composed photographs of the alien planet look captivating on their own, but things get even more interesting when the 3D surfaces cast shadows, looking like the real deal! Images of Mars include major landmarks like major valleys, labyrinths, craters, canyons, dunes, and even mountains! WhiteClouds, the design team behind the Marscapes handpicked these locations not just for their geographical importance, but also for how well they’d translate into 3D. Artists and modelers turned the 2D images into 3D models, which were then printed, cast into molds, and fabricated. The terrain models are available in a variety of styles – you could go for an au naturel look in which the prints are finished in accurate colors that most closely represent the actual terrain, or you could take a more photographic route with the monochrome (greyscale) color scheme. For the geological enthusiasts, there’s also an elevation variant, where the print is colored in the ChromaDepth scheme to depict actual dept, or a more subtle route where the natural print is finished with contour lines to help visualize topographical shapes… WhiteCloud’s artists even offer an “Artistic” variant where the terrain is painted in an abstract palette of colors.

The final prints come framed with a border that’s either sand-finished or felt-flocked (like the inside of a jewelry box) for that tactile appeal. You even have the option of adding a free metal plaque with the name of the landmark and its geographical coordinates.

The Marscapes beautifully capture the grandeur of planet Mars as well as of our own curiosity as a star-gazing species. Available in 3 sizes, these 3D terrain-graphs are a beautiful addition to any space, and a wonderful gift for any space-enthusiast or astrophysics-nerd. Put them on a wall with dramatic lighting and you’ll be able to see the 3D surface’s depth come to life with dynamic shadows, or better still, place them in your study, so you can pensively stare into space at the alien planet’s red terrain when you’re in deep thought, or in search for answers… just like our ancestors did!

Designer: WhiteClouds

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Marscapes – Realistic 3D Decor of Mars

Marscapes commemorates the 50th anniversary of Mariner 9’s mission to map Mars with a captivating collection of 3D raised landscape art.

What exactly is a Marscape?

These decor pieces are NOT simply flat 2D prints of images; Marscapes are raised terrain models of the Martian landscape which incorporate actual imagery and topographical data from NASA orbiters. They can be educational as well as beautiful pieces of art. We have a variety of styles, colors, framing options, and sizes to match any room.

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Mariner 9’s Mission





With the 50th anniversary of the Mariner 9 launch in May, and all the recent achievements of technology and imagery relating to Mars, the team decided to focus their attention to this landmark event. The many beautiful, unique, topographies can help create stunning martian terrain and craft unique compositions.

Delightful Mars Topography

Landscapes featured include: Valles Marineris, Valles Marineris Educational Edition, Noctis Labyrinthus, Athabasca Valles, Victoria Crater, Olympus Mons Aerial View, Olympus Mons Caldera, Elorza Crater, Ius Chasma, Gale Crater Canyon, Garni Crater, Olympus Mons Basal Scarp and Candor Chasma.

Styles

Different Style Representations: Elevation, Contour, Night, Natural, Artistic and Monochrome.

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Meet the Cryptomotors Habitat-on-wheels – a luxury recreational explorer concept designed for alien planets

Designed as an entry for a competition organized by Cryptomotors, the luxury sci-fi vehicle is basically what you get when you design an RV for another planet. The proportions of the vehicle may confuse you, but it’s actually a rather massive automobile with wheels that are easily 7-feet in diameter. The purpose of the vehicle was to serve as a purpose-driven luxury habitat on wheels. Spacious enough to host 2 people, it’s almost like a living space and laboratory on wheels… with a design that oozes futurism.

The Cryptomotors sci-fi vehicle (let’s just call it an extraterrestrial RV) comes with a chariot-like design, sporting a split wheel-base on the front. Its cockpit is reminiscent of the geodesic habitats often seen in sci-fi movies, large enough to fit two astronauts in and have them comfortably standing while they analyze soil samples or just go about their day (I just realized I really don’t know what astronauts do on foreign planets beyond exploration and science-stuff). The wheels are extremely interesting too – apart from being much larger than you’d expect, they’re made from a chainlink-mesh that NASA calls the ‘Spring Tire‘.

Designer: Facundo Castellano

A SpaceX Travel Card sure to shock and awe every space enthusiast on Earth!





Move away Mars, we have set sights for Jupiter. Or at least graphics designer Arun Raj has! Bringing all our nerdy space-themed love to life, Arun has created a TravelCard that can be used to book a travel plan and double up as a ticket to a visit to the moon, Mars, Saturn, and even Jupiter! You may call that ambitious, but hey, what are we without the power to dream?

While I am guilty of watching every live stream that SpaceX does (and I literally cheered when the Dragon 2 latched onto the ISS successfully) I would love to get my hands on this card whether or not I can afford the $100K ticket price! Posting to the r/SpaceXLounge on Reddit, the SpaceX Travel card shows the easy and fun interactions in the process of booking a ticket to Mars. Visually the card is similar in size to a credit card and fits in one hand, making it easy to access all the touchpoints on the card. While this is a paper mock-up, we can imagine a slim enough e-ink screen that will allow for the technology to carry this. Launch the booking process with fingerprint identification and specify your current location as well as destination – we have to sometimes return from the moon as well. The rest of it is like every ticket booking process – choose your travel date, the number of people traveling and the card auto-updates your arrival date. Arun audaciously doesn’t show the payment interface where we make this $1500K payment – although given how you’re booking a ticket to Jupiter, I presume your SpaceX currency would be pre-loaded or maybe they have a PayPal integration! Hit book now, and you have a nostalgic, movie ticket-like stub that shows your travel details.

 

Designer: Arun Raj of armedialabs

Cybertruck-inspired Rover concept was designed to explore the terrain on Mars

The Pandemax Concept by Radek Štěpán is unconventional, to say the least. It has a distinct Star Wars-inspired aesthetic and those all-terrain tires and that high ground clearance really implies the car could easily work on the roughest of alien terrain. Designed to be a sort of explorer vehicle or manned rover, the Pandemax comes with two seats that are at the absolute front of the vehicle, with a panoramic windshield that lets the explorers get a full view of the terrain and landscape ahead of them. Sure, there are a few questions that come to mind too, especially regarding driver safety and also the center-of-gravity, given that the drivers are sitting outside the car’s wheelbase. However, it’s a neat aesthetic exploration of an interplanetary vehicle if you ask us. I’m especially loving the Cybertruck vibe, and I’m sure the driver gets a hell of a view! Just hope that windshield glass is sturdier than the Cybertruck’s…

A look at the car’s unusual placement of the cockpit. The passenger cabin overhangs off the front, giving the car a distinctly different aesthetic altogether. I guess we could just chalk it up to conceptual creative freedom. As the cockpit door opens upwards, the base descends downwards too, giving you a stepping surface as you climb into the vehicle. When the cockpit door and floor finally close together, you’re left with a car that has surprisingly large ground clearance, making it perfect for rough terrain.

The headlights and taillights on the Pandemax are rather ‘Cybertruckian’ too, with the LED strip design present on the front and back, as well as the top. Its boot at the back has a shutter-style cover too, almost perfectly mimicking the one found on Tesla’s Cybertruck.

Designer: Radek Štěpán

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This Mars-inspired multipurpose building defies conventional architecture to ignite our imagination!

Seoul-based architecture studio Moon Hoon is known for designing whimsical and geometric buildings that take on unexpected angled roofs and contrasting color schemes. When a client asked him to create a residence that defied all traditional architecture conventions, Moon Hoon turned to outer space for inspiration. Mars is a multipurpose structure located in Hwaseong, South Korea that comprises three geometric blocks stacked on top of one another, almost appearing like a honeycomb gone wonky.

Mars is situated in the new urban development of Hwaseong, where its surrounding environment is still relatively vacant and flat, evoking a similar landscape to that of the Big Red Planet. The three slabs were initially conceptualized as a long mobile home, but the plans ultimately matured to form three independent floors stacked together like a conjoined 3D puzzle. Mars wears a brass frame that borders modernist glass panels and Mondrian-esque steel beams.

Inside Mars, Moon Hoon aimed to provide an illusory spatial experience where the floors were folded and the roofs formed angles to test the resident’s sense of gravity. Stacked together, each of the three floor provides different functions, creating “a small and symbolic universe where spaceships and planets mingle haphazardly, evoking some kind of strange universe,” as Moon Hoon describes it.

The first floor, a rectangular and open-air space, is devoted to commercial use for anyone to rent out and design as they like. Right above the first geometric block, two apartment spaces fill out the second floor, one offering three bedrooms while the other comes as a one-bedroom living space. The top floor, occupied by the clients behind Mars’s conception, is the structure’s loft. There, its residents can enjoy total flexibility in a two-bedroom penthouse with an observatory-like sphere that juts out from one of Mars’s side facades, resembling a purposely misplaced, miniature Pantheon roof or Boulle’s Sphere, further enlightening the structure’s ode to planetary design. 

Designer: Moon Hoon

When looked at head-on, Mars resembles a honeycomb gone purposefully awry.

The side facade features a Pantheon-like sphere that houses the loft’s living room.

Inside, Moon Hoon designed Mars to mimic a “strange universe” fit for spaceships and planets alike.

The underside of the structure’s folded and angled floors form the roofs of the floors beneath, creating an illusory spatial experience.

Sliding wooden doors open each floor up to flexibility and open-air living spaces.

The top floor is occupied by the clients behind the structure’s conception, where two bedrooms and various living spaces converge.

The Pantheon-like sphere resembles an observatory and enhances the structure’s tribute to planetary design.

Amazon’s ‘Good Night Oppy’ will tell the story of NASA’s Opportunity Mars rover

With Perseverance capturing the imagination of people the world over, Amazon plans to tell the story of one of its predecessors. The company’s Amazon Studios division announced today it’s working on a documentary on NASA’s Opportunity rover called Go...