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Out of This World: The New Field of Space Architecture
by A S. Howe and Brent Sherwood
Published by AIAA, 2009, 400 pages, Hardback
ISBN-10: 1-56347-982-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-56347-982-3
Available Jul 30, 2009
This collaborative book compiles thirty chapters on the theory and practice of designing and building inhabited environments in outer space. Given the highly visual nature of architecture, the book is rich in graphics including diagrams, design drawings, digital renderings, and photographs of models and of executed and operational designs.

Written by the global network of practicing space architects, the book introduces a wealth of ideas and images explaining how humans live in space now, and how they may do so in the near and distant future. It describes the governing constraints of the hostile space environment, outlines key issues involved in designing orbital and planet-surface architecture, surveys the most advanced space architecture of today, and proposes far-ranging designs for an inspiring future. It also addresses earth-based space architecture: space analogue and mission support facilities, and terrestrial uses of space technology.

In addition to surveying the range of space architecture design, from sleeping quarters to live-in rovers to Moon bases and space cities, the book provides a valuable archival reference for professionals. Space enthusiasts, architects, aerospace engineers, and students will find it a fascinating read.

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