This paper firstly takes into account a set of buildings which occur in current terrestrial scenarios, and analysed “what” makes them such successful solutions to that harsh climate. The next step is an analysis of a design proposal: That proposed by NASA AMES Studies of 1976. Extrapolation of all factors considered in this design to a typical design of a lunar outpost. The final step concludes by consulting experts of the field, trying to find out the factors and considerations missed.
The entire process will culminate is an analytical study of the above referred data, and will effectively be a Comprehensive study for design of a functional, self-sufficient, comfortable and architecturally relevant Moon based settlement.
Status: School Project
Location: Shackleton Crater, Moon
Additional Credits: Theodore Hall, Paivi Jukola, AIAA, spacearchitect.org