TERA
ai spacefactory's earth habitat

made for space, evolved for earth

Welcome home to the most advanced, sustainable building ever conceived. Built with NASA award winning technology, TERA is light years ahead of any known form of construction. TERA’s exterior shell is 3D printed with renewable and recyclable materials which minimize environmental impact without compromising comfort and performance. It offers a simpler, more sustainable solution for building on this planet, while advancing the technologies for living on another.

Earth-transforming construction

space-driven technology for this world
TERA was built from the same autonomous 3D printing technologies and compostable materials we designed for longterm, sustainable life on Mars. Like its predecessor (the NASA-award-winning Martianhabitat MARSHA), TERA is built from a 3D printed biopolymer basalt composite –a material developed from crops like corn and sugar cane – tested and validated by NASA to be (at minimum) 50% stronger and more durable than concrete.

This material has the potential to be leaps and bounds more sustainable than traditional concrete and steel, leading to a future in which we can eliminate the building industry’s massive waste of unrecyclable materials. It could transform the way we build on Earth – and save our planet.


luxuriously minimalist

interiors designed for earthly comfort
Inside TERA’s high-tech shell is a welcoming home crafted to offer earthly comfort while maintaining a commitment to sustainability and the environment. Designed for a lifestyle of luxurious simplicity, TERA emphasizes the beauty of natural materials in harmony with the environment.

TERA’s rich and playful interior, made of birch and poplar, evokes that of a tree-house. Free of pre-defined rooms, TERA’s various activity areas are perched on, and nestled in, a spiraling form emerging from the landscape. TERA’s open plan maximizes daylight and air circulation—further enhanced by energy efficient LED lighting and underfloor heating to provide year-round comfort.

good for the environment

a sustainable home for our planet
The transformation from MARSHA – AI SpaceFactory's NASA-award-winning Mars habitat – into TERA is a literal demonstration of how Space technology can reshape how we build and live on planet Earth. Modern construction has consumed vast amounts of energy and resources due to its dependence on single-use, carbon intensive materials such as cement. But if a TERA is demolished, its exterior shell can be fully recycled and reprinted several times. Ultimately, at the end of the usable life span of our material, TERA can be composted and returned to earth, making way for future generations of sustainable buildings.

tera pilot program

starting in 2021
In 2021, AI SpaceFactory will embark on a pilot program to validate our technology, building TERAs in locations across the US and globally. Due to the experimental nature of the project, we're seeking landowners, brands, and partners willing to develop a long-term working relationship, providing support and feedback to inform future designs.

Pilots will be selected based on diversity and rarity of the plot; relevance to Space use-case (ie. remote or off-grid location, high cost of importing materials, difficult terrain, or extreme climate); social value; and mission alignment.

If you're interested in being a part of this exclusive project, please fill out the form via the link below.
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