Here we post our Astro SpArch InSights about important matters that we hope we can generate a discussion about. We also share details of certain topics, whatever interests us and inspires us to do research, to make us think deeper.
The short answer is that space architecture is systems engineering with human factors in mind. A shift from terrestrial design architecture to a much more challenging environment.
In space, where available space is limited for economic and technological reasons we need to get creative. Luckily, we don't need to invent the wheel again, just think out of the box.
We believe in inclusion, teamwork and that we can get further together. It will be years before parastronauts can be launched into space to live and work but the work to enable it should start now.
There are different types of space radiation that need to be considered when designing a spacecraft, a crewed space station and/or a space habitat. Location matters in space too.
The question of why anyone would spend time and money on space exploration comes up regularly. Technological space innovations blend into our life seamlessly and easy to forget where they came from.
Achieving anything in space is a complex undertaking, highlighting the importance of collaboration among engineers, scientists, architects, psychologists, and experienced astronauts.
We must not only consider the technical and scientific aspects but also navigate the complex terrain of ethical and cultural considerations and leave a legacy that inspires future generations to explore the universe with compassion, respect, and a deep appreciation for our shared cultural heritage.
VR and AR have opened a new chapter in our quest to design optimal space habitats, and their applications extend far beyond the design phase. Imagination evokes innovations and helps identify areas that need to be researched.