Published: Sept. 8, 2020

How to Build In SpaceDuring the spring semester, CU Boulder's space minor featured its first design course hosted by ENVD, How to Build in Space, led by Instructor Azhar Khan.

The approach for this course was part-seminar and part-studio, allowing students to learn about the complexities and challenges of designing architecture that is not on earth. The course covered several vernacular architecture examples to illustrate how humans have built using environmental, ecological and cultural cues; and then use this knowledge to design an orbiting space station as well as a Martian colony.

Over the course of the semester, students constructed physical models, hand-drawn analytical drawings and digitally developed architecture proposals.

Mahd Alhadara

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The Virgil Villages

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