Thursday, 29 June

Human Nature

Thu 29 June | 10:00 - 11:00

Presentation

Galaxy

Connecting Horizons: Towards a New Typology in Space Architecture

Clouds Architecture Office will present a few of their recent designs for human habitats in outer space, including the Icy Body Explorer, Venus Garden Tower, and Mars Ice House. The presentation will provide an overview of the projects, and how they fit into a design approach that has yielded challenging innovation to the typology of space architecture.

In recent years, there has been a renewed interest in space exploration, space tourism and space industry, all of which will involve people living and working in outer space. As architects who design environments on earth, we are interested in the experiential qualities of architecture, ways in which form and material can elicit lasting emotional or cognitive revelations. Our ambition is to create conditions that allow for a resonant experience by the synthesis of ideas through design. We have applied this approach to three project proposals for different locations in our solar system.

Speakers

Ostap Rudakevych is a registered architect and co-founding partner of Clouds Architecture Office. Additionally, he works as a lecturer at Pratt Institute and has been an invited critic at various universities. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. His most recent awards include first place in NASA’s Mars Habitat Challenge, and consecutive AIA Honor awards for completed projects in New York City. His speculative work, which strongly engages the atmosphere, has been exhibited and published all over the globe.

Masayuki Sono is a co-founding partner of Clouds Architecture Office based in New York. He holds Masters Degrees from University of Washington and Kobe University. Masa has worked on diverse projects ranging from urban-scale cultural complexes to public arts. He has taught at Pratt Institute and lectured at the University of Tokyo. His recent awards include first place in NASA’s Mars Habitat Challenge, and consecutive AIA Honor awards for completed projects in New York City. Masa’s explorations focus on design of experiential qualities of the buildings that surround us, as well as research-based concepts that test architectural inhabitation of outer space.