It would appear that those crazy kids at MIT have been caught up in the “Mars or Bust” tidal wave that swept through the country ealier this year. The Mars Homestead Project has been formed with the goal of designing the most efficient dwelling unit capable of sustaining life on Mars. What will these houses be made of, you ask? Glass and Steel geodesic forms? New space-age alloys and polymers? Sadly, no. The Martian home of the future will be made of…..brick.
check out this article at wired.com to find out why.