Larisa Rus

Larisa Rus

Los Angeles, CA, US


Spaced Out - Thesis

By the year 2020 the space tourism industry will have become a staple on the new frontier, long term and short term stays will be available to everyone.  Architecture`s responsibility for this near future lies in the necessity of understanding how spaces are designed and used from a day to day programmatic approach. The physiological effects of isolation, and everything in between, create a true level of evolution for habitation.

The challenge for architecture in this extreme context is not merely one based on engineering but on perspectives and depths of human experience and understanding. How we merge the relationship of machine and design, tectonics and ergonomics and test new ways of understanding design with a completely different pallet of limitations, in turn helps us understand new ways to design on our home planet. 

The habitat represents a lab of experimentation, testing the human boundaries in zero gravity environments and providing a new platform in evolving design in zero gravity.  HASH (Human Advancement in Space Habitation) demonstrates how architecture in zero gravity and human reactions to long term stay in isolation performs in design and livability.  Colorations, perspectives in distances from one object to another and the departure from Earth are all integral determinates to civilization further developing our quest to go further. 

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Status: School Project
Location: Outer Space
My Role: conceptual design, 2d and 3d drawings, physical model