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Space Architecture Education for Engineers and Architects

Designing and Planning Beyond Earth

  • Provides detailed information on work and design processes for architects and engineers in space technology

  • Strives to establish new curricula for the education of future space architects

  • Will benefit individuals and organizations responsible for planning transportation and habitat systems in space

Book

Part of the Space and Society book series (SPSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger, Olga Bannova
    Pages 1-8
  3. Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger, Olga Bannova
    Pages 9-52
  4. Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger, Olga Bannova
    Pages 53-101
  5. Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger, Olga Bannova
    Pages 103-163
  6. Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger, Olga Bannova
    Pages 165-260
  7. Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger, Olga Bannova
    Pages 261-298
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 299-320

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Designing Off-world Habitats Living beyond Earth Lunar base Design Space Architecture Education Space System Engineering Curriculum

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Architecture and DesignVienna university of Tech. (TU Vienna)WienAustria
  2. 2.Cullen College of EngineeringUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA

About the authors

Olga Bannova is a Research Associate Professor at the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA) of the University of Houston. She received a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Houston in 2001 and a Master of Science in Space Architecture in 2005. Olga brings many years of professional architectural practice with Houston and Moscow firms as well as research and teaching experience at the University of Houston. She has been teaching 5th year undergraduate and MS-Space Architecture students at SICSA since 2005.

Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Architecture and Design at the University of Technology in Vienna. She holds a PhD in architecture from the Technical University Munich (TUM), Institute for Architecture and Product Design, and a MSc from Vienna University of Technology, Institute for Architecture and Design. Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger is engaged in teaching architecture in combination with aeronautics and science fiction related topics. She has initiated a number of educational and outreach projects related to aerospace architecture.

Bibliographic information

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Reviews

“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)