Space Architecture: The New Frontier for Design Research (Architectural Design)

Space Architecture: The New Frontier for Design Research (Architectural Design)

By: Neil Leach (editor)Paperback

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Forty years on from the first moon landing, architecture in Space is entering a new era. Over the last decade, there has been a fundamental shift in the Space industry from short-term pioneering expeditions to long-term planning for colonisation, and new ventures such as Space tourism. Architects are now involved in designing the interiors of long-term habitable structures in Space, such as the International Space Station, researching advanced robotic fabrication technologies for building structures on the Moon and Mars, envisioning new 'space yachts' for the super-rich, and building new facilities, such as the Virgin Galactic 'Spaceport America' in New Mexico designed by Foster + Partners. Meanwhile the mystique of Space remains as alluring as ever, as high-profile designers and educators such as Greg Lynn are running designs studios drawing upon ever more inventive computational design techniques. This issue of AD features the most significant current projects underway and highlights key areas of research in Space, such as energy, materials, manufacture and robotics. It also looks at how this research and investment in new technologies might transfer to terrestrial design and construction. Space architects: Constance Adams, Marc Cohen, Ondrej Doule, Sandra Hauplik-Meusburger, Scott Howe, Brent Sherwood, Madhu Thangavelu, Andreas Vogler, Robert Zubrin. Architects: Bevk Perovic Arhitekti, Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti, Foster + Partners, Neil Leach, Greg Lynn, OFIS architects, SADAR + VUGA.

About Author

Neil Leach is an architect and theorist. He is currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California, Visiting Professor at Tongji University, and a NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Fellow. He has authored and edited numerous publications. He is the author of The Politics of Space (Routledge, forthcoming. He edited the bestselling Rethinking Architecture: A Reader in Cultural Theory (Routledge, 1997); he guest-edited the Digital Cities issue of AD and co-edited Digital Tectonics (Wiley, 2004).


5 EDITORIAL Helen Castle 6 ABOUT THE GUEST-EDITOR Neil Leach 8 INTRODUCTION Space Architecture: Th e New Frontier for Design Research Neil Leach 16 What Next for Human Space Flight? Brent Sherwood 20 Planet Moon: Th e Future of Astronaut Activity and Settlement Madhu Thangavelu 30 MoonCapital: Life on the Moon 100 Years After Apollo Andreas Vogler 36 Architecture For Other Planets A Scott Howe 40 Buzz Aldrin: Mission to Mars Neil Leach 46 Colonising the Red Planet: Humans to Mars in Our Time Robert Zubrin 54 Terrestrial Space Architecture Neil Leach 64 Space Tourism: Waiting for Ignition Ondoej Doule 70 Alpha: From the International Style to the International Space Station Constance Adams and Rod Jones 78 Being a Space Architect: Astrotecture Projects for NASA Marc M Cohen 82 Outside the Terrestrial Sphere Greg Lynn FORM: N.O.A.H. (New Outer Atmospheric Habitat) and New City Greg Lynn 90 Ground Control: Space Architecture as Defined by Variable Gravity Ondoej Doule 96 Projecting Into Space: International Student Projects Neil Leach 108 3D Printing in Space Neil Leach 114 Astronauts Orbiting on Their Stomachs: The Need to Design for the Consumption and Production of Food in Space Sandra Hauplik-Meusburger 118 Brave New Worlds: Reaching Towards a New Era of Space Architecture Larry Bell 122 Terrestrial Feedback: Reflections on the Space Industry Neil Leach 128 COUNTERPOINT Space is an Ecology for Living In Rachel Armstrong 134 CONTRIBUTORS

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781118663301
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 136
  • ID: 9781118663301
  • weight: 580
  • ISBN10: 1118663306

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