• SHEE

    SELF-DEPLOYABLE HABITAT FOR EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS
    CHECK THE DEPLOYMENT AND TESTING OF UNIQUE EU HABITAT MODULE

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  • Halley VI Antarctic Research Station

    Halley VI is the world’s first fully relocatable Polar research station, and was designed to provide a home from home for scientists working in one of the most extreme environments on earth.

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  • GLOBAL MOON VILLAGE

    GLOBAL MOON VILLAGE VISION 2020 BY XTEND
    TO INSPIRE NATIONS AND PRIVATE ACTORS TO COLLABORATE

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  • MARS ICE HOUSE

    1st Place NASA 3D Printed Habitat Centennial Challenge Phase 1

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  • Moving to Mars Exhibition, Design Museum London

    Full scale analog Mars Habitat as the main feature of the exhibition

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  • Mars x house v2

    MARS X-HOUSE is the first place winner in 100% Virtual Design within NASA’s Phase 3 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge

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  • REGOLIGHT

    Sintering Regolith with Solar Light,
    innovative Horizon 2020 project

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  • MARS ICE HOME

    Mars Ice Home is a feasibility study conducted at NASA Langley Research Center by SEArch+ and CloudsAO

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  • EDEN ISS GREENHOUSE STAYS LONGER IN ANTARCTIC


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  • Lunar Gateway station


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  • EDEN ISS Space greenhouse

    Innovative concept of self-deployable space greenhouse

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  • MARS X HOUSE V1


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  • deployable modular frame


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  • 3D Printed Mars Habitat

    The Hassell and Eckersley O’Callaghan (EOC) design for a human habitation on Mars for the 3rd phase of NASA’s Centennial Challenge

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  • Variable Gravity Space Station Prototype and Testbed


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  • Nüwa Martian City

    Nüwa is a self-sufficient, excavated, vertical city at the cliffs of Tempe Mensa, on Mars.

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Gordon Woodcock Award 2020

The AIAA Space Architecture Technical Committee is proud to announce the recipient for first Gordon Woodcock Award for professional excellence in Space Architecture is Dr. A. Scott Howe.

Welcome to SpaceArchitect.org

by Space Architecture Technical Committee AIAA

SpaceArchitect.org provides an inclusive global network that promotes research and dialogue about human living in space: Space Architecture. SpaceArchitect.org maintains a bibliography and open archive of space-architecture papers and articles here; maintains the online brochure “How to become a Space Architect?“, a first-line FAQ for those interested in the field; and organizes periodic space architecture symposia to bring students and enthusiasts together with professionals. Stay current and like us on Facebook.

SATC (Space Architecture Technical Committee) is a professional organization. Comprising an international network of professionals, it is one of many AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) technical committees. It promotes development of the professional field of space architecture, including practice standards and other interfaces between aerospace engineering, architecture and industrial design disciplines. Members are formally nominated and accepted, and must be current members of the AIAA.

SpaceArchitect.org and SATC partner each year to organize sessions about space architecture at three major professional conferences:

Space Architecture is the theory and practice of designing and building inhabited environments in outer space (it encompasses architectural design of living and working environments in space related facilities, habitats, and vehicles). These environments include, but are not limited to: space vehicles, stations, habitats and lunar, planetary bases and infrastructures; and earth based control, experiment, launch, logistics, payload, simulation and test facilities. Earth analogs to space applications may include Antarctic, airborne, desert, high altitude, underground, undersea environments and closed ecological systems. Designing these forms of architecture presents a particular challenge to ensure and support safety, sustainability, habitability, reliability, and crew efficiency, productivity and comfort in the context of extreme environments.

(For a more detailed set of definitions and guiding principles about space architecture please refer to the “Millennium Charter manifesto” on the spacearchitect.org website.)

Whether you are an architect or industrial designer working in aerospace and seeking information, a student looking for inspiration and ideas or someone just wanting to find out more about the activities of SpaceArchitect.org or the SATC, we invite you to explore this website. You are welcome to contact us with any questions.

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Aerospace America - Year in Review article 2022. About "accelerating architecture for low-earth orbit and beyond"
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Gravity, Space & Architecture
Ted W. Hall (University of Michigan)
Mo 5.12.2022
16:00 MEZ

https://www.eventbrite.at/e/gravity-space-architecture-ted-w-hall-university-of-michigan-tickets-412755582057?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Lecture by Ted W. Hall
Gravity, Space and Architecture
In the frame of the Module Emerging Fields in Architecture (++), HB2, TU Wien
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The history of architecture is, to a large extent, the history of a struggle with gravity. In the ziggurats and pyramids of Babylon, Egypt, and Mesoamerica; in the posts and beams of the Parthenon and Stonehenge; in Roman arches and Gothic flying buttresses; in Bedouin tents and tensile structures; in the domes of igloos and Olympic stadiums – architecture is shaped by gravity. The shape may or may not be intentional. An unintentional shape is often a symptom of structural failure.

What happens to architecture if gravity is increased, decreased, or removed altogether? What happens if natural gravity is replaced with an artificial substitute, such as centripetal acceleration (rotation)?

Science and fantasy have often sought to answer these questions, with varying degrees of success.

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The module Emerging Fields in Architecture imparts current knowledge from new research fields in architectural and engineering disciplines, with the aim of dealing with current and future design challenges in a broader social context in an interdisciplinary and fundamental way. The lectures impart knowledge about different and interdisciplinary approaches to design, current developments and results of material and construction research, about planning and building under/in extreme conditions as well as about structures that change or develop due to changing parameters.

In this context, strategies for design (from the initial idea to implementation) are questioned in an interdisciplinary discourse, and the question of how the path from idea to realisation can be shaped and to what extent it is possible to be systematically creative is explored. In the practical part, an independent cross-thematic examination is to be carried out.
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Today! ORBITAL & SURFACE HABITAT ARCHITECTURE
Georgi Petrov (SOM New York)
16.11.2022
4 pm MEZ

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Architect Marc M. Cohen about Space Station Design in 1985! Marcs work has been of great influence to our community. This talk is a great ressource. #spacearchitecture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3ybvFl1ZAc

Thanks for sharing Maria Joao Durao!
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David Nixon introduces Marc Cohen, an architect working at NASA Ames Research Center, where he is a part of the Space Human Factors Office and works on space...
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Human factors and habitability design are important topics for all working and living spaces. For space exploration, they are vital. While human factors and certain habitability issues have been integrated into the design process of manned spacecraft, there is a crucial need to move from mere survivability to factors that support thriving. As of today, the risk of an incompatible vehicle or habitat design has already been identified by NASA as recognized key risk to human health and performance in space. Habitability and human factors will become even more important determinants for the design of future long-term and commercial space facilities as larger and more diverse groups occupy off-earth habitats. The webinar will provide an overview of the evolution and advancements of designed living spaces for manned spacecrafts, as well as analogue research and simulation facilities in extreme environments on Earth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G67SjdARuns
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