Origami houses on moon
We all know the US space agency NASA plans to get back on the moon by 2024 through its Artemis programme.
Danish architecture company, SAGA, has “a dream of making outer space accessible for everyone “ and so have designed a prototype of a house which can be used to live on the moon.
Architects who designed an origami house for living on the Moon and other harsh environments are preparing to test it out later this year. The Danish designer duo Sebastian Aristotelis and Karl-Johan Sørensen would test the model in Greenland.
Drawing from the principles of the Japanese art of origami, the house uses the folding approach to create a lightweight, strong structure that is foldable. This means the structure is easily transportable and can fit in a standard shipping container or rocket when collapsed.
Check out the pitch video here: https://youtu.be/YIKyDjVqMgE
From compact to unfolded, the habitat – named the Lunark – expands in volume by 560 per cent. The Lunark is designed for easy transport to the Moon, using a compact aluminum frame promised to be lightweight and strong, that lands on the surface with furniture, water and resources inside before expanding to its final size.