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HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN WHAT REAL HOME TASTES ?
We spent our lives inside buildings, our thoughts shaped by their walls.
"We are only beginning to grasp how the insides of buildings influence the inside of the mind," said Jonah Lehrer at his blog
That’s why we worked in our project on how to enhance the colaboration and group dynamics between the crew living in the hab and we took care of the astraunauts psycological comfortability.
And Because energy is the basis of all activity we worked also on how to provide more energy from daily life activities.
1 st floor
1- exercicing room
2- cliniqual room
4- Hall + stairs
2 nd floor
2- Sanitary block
4- Common space (living room)
The model in real life
Materials used in external design
Carbon fibers and Multi-layer insulation
There is some nifty natural science that makes round buildings more comfortable, more energy-efficient and safer
Wind waves move naturally around a round building rather than getting caught at (and potentially ripping off) corners. A rounded roof avoids ‘air-planing’- a situation where a strong wind lifts the roof structure up and off of the building.
Round buildings use less wall, floor and roof materials to enclose the same square footage as a rectangular structure. 15 to 20% less material is used to create the same square foot building compared to a rectangular design! This means the possibility for a smaller eco-footprint and more living space for less cost. It also means less surface area in contact with adverse weather conditions, which improves the overall durability and energy efficiency of the home.
The curve softens the sounds inside the building making it the perfect place for rest and reflection or for socializing and listening to and playing music (…think long winter evenings of storytelling around the central fire….) The shape also prevents noise from penetrating in from the outside. Sound waves dissipate as they wrap around the building, shielding the interior from loud outside noise.
and also the circular form refers to Connection, community, wholeness, endurance, movement, safety, perfection
Refers to the feminine: warmth, comfort, sensuality, and love.
It’s no surprise that color is a main component of how we experience the world around us. But, what may be surprising to some is the fact that that the colors in our environment have a definitive effect on or moods and emotions.
So we are going to use
it's an energy harvesting floor mat that uses piezoelectric materials to harvest electrical energy from pedestrians walking over it.
This can be accomplished by placing piezoelectric materials inside the mat, or in conjunction with the mat
Its an easy circuit that can be implanted in carpets made by Trevira tissu that is non-flammable and resistant. and uses piezociramic sheets that are unbreakable when stepping on and in response to applied mechanical stress it generates electricity
It can generate 5 watts per footstep for 0.5m²
The Team Dynamos stationary bikes are a great basic option for any home or fitness gym. Using the FireWheel FIGG generator system, these machines can generate up to 450 watts of energy depending on the fitness level of the human using them. and it helps in enhancing the group dynamics while working out in group
SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.