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Architecture for Astronauts

An Activity-based Approach

Authors: Häuplik-Meusburger, Sandra

  • Presents the research results at the interface between people, Space and objects in an extra-terrestrial environment
  • Compares Space buildings from the viewpoint of human activity
  • Summarized the relevant human-related design directions for every human activity
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About this book

Living and working in extra-terrestrial habitats means being potentially vulnerable to very harsh environmental, social, and psychological conditions. With the stringent technical specifications for launch vehicles and transport into space, a very tight framework for the creation of habitable space is set. These constraints result in a very demanding “partnership” between the habitat and the inhabitant.

 

This book is the result of researching the interface between people, space and objects in an extra-terrestrial environment. The evaluation of extra-terrestrial habitats in comparison to the user’s perspective leads to a new framework, comparing these buildings from the viewpoint of human activity. It can be used as reference or as conceptual framework for the purpose of evaluation. It also summarizes relevant human-related design directions. The work is addressed to architects and designers as well as engineers.

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“Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger’s work, Architecture for Astronauts: An Activity-Based Approach, contributes to this effort through an architectural exploration of habitats and the needs of astronauts in undertaking longer, more complicated voyages than ever before. … This is an intelligent, challenging book … useful for designers and architects, engineers, and other professionals.” (Roger D. Launius, Quest: The History of Spaceflight, Vol. 19 (4), 2012)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Häuplik-Meusburger, Sandra

    Pages 1-13

  • Background

    Häuplik-Meusburger, Sandra

    Pages 15-31

  • Characteristics of Extra-Terrestrial Habitats

    Häuplik-Meusburger, Sandra

    Pages 33-95

  • Human Activity Sleep

    Häuplik-Meusburger, Sandra

    Pages 97-128

  • Human Activity Hygiene

    Häuplik-Meusburger, Sandra

    Pages 131-199

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eBook $159.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-7091-0666-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Architecture for Astronauts
Book Subtitle
An Activity-based Approach
Authors
Series Title
Springer Praxis Books
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Wien
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-0667-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-0667-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7091-0666-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 316
Topics