DescriptionForty 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 Häuplik-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.
6 ABOUT THE GUEST-EDITOR
Space Architecture: Th e New Frontier for Design Research
16 What Next for Human Space Flight?
20 Planet Moon: Th e Future of Astronaut Activity and Settlement
30 MoonCapital: Life on the Moon 100 Years After Apollo
36 Architecture For Other Planets
A Scott Howe
40 Buzz Aldrin: Mission to Mars
46 Colonising the Red Planet: Humans to Mars in Our Time
54 Terrestrial Space Architecture
64 Space Tourism: Waiting for Ignition
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
90 Ground Control: Space Architecture as Defined by Variable Gravity
96 Projecting Into Space: International Student Projects
108 3D Printing in Space
114 Astronauts Orbiting on Their Stomachs: The Need to Design for the Consumption and Production of Food in Space
118 Brave New Worlds: Reaching Towards a New Era of Space Architecture
122 Terrestrial Feedback: Reflections on the Space Industry
128 COUNTERPOINT Space is an Ecology for Living In