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Alumni noted by the Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts has noted one of our postgraduate’s alumnus and part of our tutors, Alberto Villanueva, as one of “the five things you need to know this month – the top architecture news stories”. After being published by the most notable online publications on architecture like Dezeen or designboom, Alberto has been interviewed about the project he was developing during his MA in Environment Design at Ravensbourne.

Spanish architect Alberto Villanueva has revealed his Mars Utopia concept, which features towers formed by Martian bacteria, soil and ice, which would convert carbon dioxide into oxygen.

“The New Year began with a plethora of designs for buildings on Mars, with proposals from American and European architects. AO Clouds and SEArch won a NASA-run competition with Ice House, a 3-D printed astronaut base, which features a double-layered shell of ice that would protect the inhabitants from ultraviolet solar and galactic gamma radiation. Also this month, scientists from Northwestern University in Illinois presented a formula for a kind of “Martian concrete” made from Martian soil and molten sulphur, which can be created without water, in scant supply on the red planet. Spanish architect Alberto Villanueva has revealed his Mars Utopia concept, which features towers formed by Martian bacteria, soil and ice, which would convert carbon dioxide into oxygen.” (via royalacademy.org.uk)