About this book
This book considers two key educational tools for future generations of professionals with a space architecture background in the 21st century: (1) introducing the discipline of space architecture into the space system engineering curricula; and (2) developing space architecture as a distinct, complete training curriculum. Professionals educated this way will help shift focus from solely engineering-driven transportation systems and “sortie” missions towards permanent off-world human presence. The architectural training teaches young professionals to operate at all scales from the “overall picture” down to the smallest details, to provide directive intention–not just analysis–to design opportunities, to address the relationship between human behavior and the built environment, and to interact with many diverse fields and disciplines throughout the project lifecycle. This book will benefit individuals and organizations responsible for planning transportation and habitat systems in space, while also providing detailed information on work and design processes for architects and engineers.
Designing Off-world Habitats Living beyond Earth Lunar base Design Space Architecture Education Space System Engineering Curriculum
“Each chapter begins with an abstract, ends with references and is illustrated with line diagrams and colour photographs. … An interesting innovation is the inclusion of ‘guest statements’ embedded within the chapters. Written by experts in the field of space architecture and space education, they provide additional insight and perspective. … As well as being a well organised educational text, this book offers a useful introduction to the field.” (Mark Williamson, Room, room.eu.com, 2016)