Archinect - News 2014-12-20T06:39:15-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/100516426/stars-in-their-eyes-architects-and-scientists-mull-designs-for-ark-in-space Stars in their eyes: architects and scientists mull designs for ark in space Alexander Walter 2014-05-27T13:23:00-04:00 >2014-06-02T22:25:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6f/6f990959f7414cbe478fa750ead6276f.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects, designers and scientists have joined forces to explore the technologies needed to build a spacecraft that could be launched within the next 100 years and sustain human life for generations. Early designs for the ship envisage a giant 15km-wide ball filled with soil that will support complex ecosystems of microbes, plants and animal life. Rather than building homes on top of the soil, humans will live within, carving out rooms in a network of connected burrows.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>