Building with Celestial Bodies

The life of any architecture is far more than its completion. Consequently, mankind desperately needs a circular approach to design. Instead of imposing our will upon them, Earth, Moon, and celestial bodies alike must be allowed to inform the way we build. A simple, balanced method of robotic cutting and filling proves that making an extraterrestrial habitat entirely in situ is possible.

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Tim Elrick


Wentworth Institute of Technology, Robert Cowherd, Dahlia Roberts, and Brent Sherwood

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Construction Methodology Test

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