...The effect of the Mars landscape is one of deep relief. It balances the immediate world, so saturated with stuff, that most westerners experience in the 21st century. The
humanity has been starting to suspect already that the place it takes on Earth is becoming dangerously prominent. The very sight of a place out of its reach (although abandoned packages and other spaceship scrap is already littering some areas) brings one back to the mythic times when our own planet was clean, infinite and its resources endless.
For architects, more than on anyone else, the relief effect may be even deeper. For anyone involved with the built environment the idea that its absolute opposite, a place free of anything, exists somehow in the range of our perception can only be refreshing.
Oh my God what a place to build something.
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