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This Week in Architecture: Visions from the Future

by Katherine Allen Life in Space Our dreams for life in space are crafted in fiction, with visions ranging from the romantic to the dystopian. But as science continues to buffer reality toward our dreams, these visions have started to take on a new significance. This week, the...
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NASA fellow teaches students how to design for outer space – FIU News

Posted by Juan Brizuela A new architecture seminar, Space Fictions, places students within the framework of outer space, challenging them to design a habitat in space while considering practical issues like radiation and weightlessness. Their work is inspired by design fiction, a...
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A proposed Mars surface facility utilizing an inflatable central habitat and attached hard module elements designed by students at Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA). Image via Larry Bell.

Want to Design a Space Station or Lunar Housing? There’s a Program for That – Adventures in Architecture – Curbed National

by Patrick Sisson From angular modernist homes to the giant domes of Buckminster Fuller, architecture has no shortage of otherworldly buildings. But if a designer truly wants to shape the next space station or sketch a new lunar dwelling, they don’t have to confine their...
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Let’s all move to Mars! The space architects shaping our future | The Guardian

We’ve had starchitects. Now we’ve got space architects. Oliver Wainwright meets the people measuring up the red planet for inflatable homes and farms made of moondust concrete Fifty years from now, says Brent Sherwood, there will be a different kind of honeymoon on offe...
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Book Review: Space Architecture

by Mark Mortimer Have you ever had one of those days when you just couldn’t complete another Fourier Transform no matter how many chocolate covered cacao nibs you consumed? You need to perk yourself up, maybe imagine something a little more exotic than a Volkswagen diesel...
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Peripeteia: Exploring Space Colonization through Architecture | ArchDaily

Long after earth’s first journey to the moon, the idea of space colonization has continued to fascinate us. It is a subject repeated in countless science fiction works and even architectural proposals. For designers, this new frontier is seen as a tantalizing subject for...
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