Here are some of the principal case studies suggested by the Archimars Team you need to know about if you want to approach even more deeply into Space Architecture and its construction technologies.
Open your eyes and start dreaming of our future beyond our planet!
CASE STUDY 1 – Mars Habitat, Hassel
The project represents an outer shell made by the local Martian regolith which would have been built in advance by autonomous robots before the exploration teams arrived to build the interior – a series of inflatables ‘pods’ containing everything for work and life on Mars.
The goal was to bring a more human element into the design of space, typically all about maximum efficiency and performance.
The habitat goes far beyond simple selection for safety and survival.
It’s a ‘far from home’ home where astronauts can do the most important work in the history of space exploration.
Hassell and EOC were selected as top 10 in the challenge.
CASE STUDY 2 – MARSHA, AI SpaceFactory
🔸 The AI SpaceFactory of New York team’s project uses materials sourced directly from the soil of Mars: an innovative blend of basalt fiber and a bioplastic, poly (lactic acid) or polylactic, derived from plants that can be grown on Mars.
MARSHA’s modules are all separated from each other. The project emphasizes how man, on a planet so far away, even in the company of other human beings, needs to cultivate passions, interests and moments dedicated to himself.
There are therefore spaces dedicated to recreation and relaxation such as the literary room.
To have a look at the full project: https://lnkd.in/dhvDNXev
CASE STUDY 3 – Mars Ice House, SEArch+
🔸 The most appropriate building material for intergalactic housing could be ice and, as the SEArch+ team says, ‘we try to celebrate the presence of a human habitat as a beacon of light on the Martian surface”.
The comfortable living area is located at the heart of the structure. The internal passages in the perimeter of the building are intertwined with plant life and organic landscapes that blend with the planet. An intermediate zone, which separates the inner and outer layers of the building, allows astronauts to live the large open spaces without a suit.
To have a look at the full project: https://lnkd.in/egE7rcVj
CASE STUDY 4 – Project Olympus, BIG
🔸 Project Olympus is a sustainable lunar habitat that will be the first human foray into extra-terrestrial construction with robust structures that provide better thermal, radiation, and micrometeorite protection than metal or inflatable habitats can offer. In order to make humanity a spacefaring civilization, the project explores all the needed components, from landing pads to habitats.
To know more about the project: https://big.dk/#projects
CASE STUDY 5 – Lunar Habitat, Foster+Partners
The lunar base has been designed to house four people, which can offer protection from meteorites, gamma radiation and high-temperature fluctuations.
The base is first unfolded from a tubular module that can be transported by a space rocket. An inflatable dome then extends from one end of this cylinder to provide a support structure for construction. Layers of regolith are then built up over the dome by a robot-operated 3D printer to create a protective shell.
To ensure strength while keeping the amount of binding “ink” to a minimum, the shell is made up of a hollow closed cellular structure similar to foam.
To discover more about the project: https://lnkd.in/e-JtRrva