Space and Society

Space Architecture Education for Engineers and Architects

Designing and Planning Beyond Earth

Authors: Häuplik-Meusburger, Sandra, Bannova, Olga

  • Provides detailed information on work and design processes for architects and engineers in space technology
  • Strives to establish new curricula for the education of future space architects
  • Will benefit individuals and organizations responsible for planning transportation and habitat systems in space
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About this book

This book considers two key educational tools for future generations of professionals with a space architecture background in the 21st century: (1) introducing the discipline of space architecture into the space system engineering curricula; and (2) developing space architecture as a distinct, complete training curriculum.  Professionals educated this way will help shift focus from solely engineering-driven transportation systems and “sortie” missions towards permanent off-world human presence. The architectural training teaches young professionals to operate at all scales from the “overall picture” down to the smallest details, to provide directive intention–not just analysis–to design opportunities, to address the relationship between human behavior and the built environment, and to interact with many diverse fields and disciplines throughout the project lifecycle. This book will benefit individuals and organizations responsible for planning transportation and habitat systems in space, while also providing detailed information on work and design processes for architects and engineers.

About the authors

Olga Bannova is a Research Associate Professor at the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA) of the University of Houston. She received a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Houston in 2001 and a Master of Science in Space Architecture in 2005. Olga brings many years of professional architectural practice with Houston and Moscow firms as well as research and teaching experience at the University of Houston. She has been teaching 5th year undergraduate and MS-Space Architecture students at SICSA since 2005.

Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Architecture and Design at the University of Technology in Vienna. She holds a PhD in architecture from the Technical University Munich (TUM), Institute for Architecture and Product Design, and a MSc from Vienna University of Technology, Institute for Architecture and Design. Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger is engaged in teaching architecture in combination with aeronautics and science fiction related topics. She has initiated a number of educational and outreach projects related to aerospace architecture.

Reviews

“Each chapter begins with an abstract, ends with references and is illustrated with line diagrams and colour photographs. … An interesting innovation is the inclusion of ‘guest statements’ embedded within the chapters. Written by experts in the field of space architecture and space education, they provide additional insight and perspective. … As well as being a well organised educational text, this book offers a useful introduction to the field.” (Mark Williamson, Room, room.eu.com, 2016)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Häuplik-Meusburger, Sandra (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Approaches and Methods

    Häuplik-Meusburger, Sandra (et al.)

    Pages 9-52

  • Comprehensive Planning

    Häuplik-Meusburger, Sandra (et al.)

    Pages 53-101

  • Habitation Systems Research

    Häuplik-Meusburger, Sandra (et al.)

    Pages 103-163

  • Habitation and Design Concepts

    Häuplik-Meusburger, Sandra (et al.)

    Pages 165-260

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-19279-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-19278-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Space Architecture Education for Engineers and Architects
Book Subtitle
Designing and Planning Beyond Earth
Authors
Series Title
Space and Society
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-19279-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-19279-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-19278-9
Series ISSN
2199-3882
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 320
Number of Illustrations and Tables
40 b/w illustrations, 139 illustrations in colour
Topics