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The Challenge | Small Spaces, Big Ideas!

Create crew-friendly designs for a habitat and/or its multi-use furniture, to be used for isolation studies on Earth that are researching the environmental and human dimensions of life on another planet.

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We designed an egronomic hab with multiple energy and space saving furniture that can be used on earth for research projects or sustanabble housing and for deep space housing

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Challenge description

designing a layout for the hab that would accommodate all the activities that take place inside it. You may also, or instead design an energy- or space-saving piece of furniture or appliance to be used in the hab.

Choosing the shape

It is the sturdiest dessign that we can achive using as little material as posible due to it's duble curve that distributes pressure evenly all over the shell rather than concentrating it at any one point. It also eliminates the need for using columns thus providing more open space.

It provides excellent aerodinamics, needed for use on planets with high wind speeds. It's aridinamics properties are superior in longitudinally because winds usually blow in certain direction.

The even distribution of pressure provided by the curvature is absoutely necessary due to the pressure difference from inside to outside.

1st flor

room layout

Decompression chamber: it's used for equalising the pressure differences and washing the space suits thus keeping the living area safe from contamination.

Laboratory: designed manly for doing geology research, ti is equipped with incubator for isolation between lab materials (e.g. microbes) and crew members.

Laboratory storage room

Main room and kitchen

Kitchen storage room



2nd flor

Sleepnig quarters


The habitat can allso be used for reaserch projects on earth an for sustanable housing in underdeveloped aries.


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