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 New York Times asked some of art and architecture’s leading voices to envision life on the moon. Perhaps the most enigmatic (and least feasible) proposal comes from Daniel Libeskind, who suggested turning the moon from a sphere to a cube by means of paint.
“My son Noam is an astrophysicist at the Leibniz Institute in Germany, and we did some calculations about how it could work…I get that it’s probably not the cheapest concept — our estimate is about $10 trillion for paint costs alone — but I like the way that it would transform the moon into a work of contemporary art. Think of how amazing it would be to watch the phases shift; the light come across the visible portion, the craters, the Sea of Tranquillity, all framed by this rigid black square. Like a Malevich or Mondrian painting hanging in the sky. Literally a lunatic project.” – Daniel Libeskind
If life on a Vantablack cube moon isn’t quite your cup of tea, perhaps you’d be more interested by OPEN Architecture’s vision design for a house onMARS. Their prototype, a collaboration with electronics giant Xiaomi,, was exhibited at this year’s China House Vision event and focuses on the house’s ability to maximize resources through the combination of cutting-edge technology, product design, and architecture. The future is just a planetary horizon away.
Read the full story HERE >>>> Source: ArchDaily https://www.archdaily.com/903313/this-week-in-architecture-visions-from-the-future