How will we live in Space?
SAGA is a new, but extremely ambitious studio which is creating harmonious homes in the most hostile of all places. Space. They use the spectacular challenges space throws at us as creative opportunities. For example, they invented a method for turning the global dust storms of Mars into an opportunity for power generation. In a field that until this point only has focused on the basic needs for survival, SAGA approaches space-exploration from a human perspective, where mental well-being and social sustainability is part of the life-support equation.
So how do we do it?
One of SAGA’s fundamental values as architects is to always start from scratch and use extreme associative thinking. This way they uncover fundamental truths about architecture and discover surprising solutions. They are not afraid to take it to the next step. Showing that space exploration doesn’t have to be about merely surviving, but thriving.
The Circadian Lunar Home
The Circadian Lunar Home is SAGA’s most recent project that has just won the international Moon Village Pitch Competition. Here is their idea: When you look at all the proposals for space habitats you see that they all have the same predictable shapes: Domes, Spheres and if they’re really creative. A donut. It seemed too basic. Can a human really thrive in a human fish-bowl? So, they started thinking about new ways of making closed inflatables. After much trial and error, SAGA found a unique form. You can check out their Circadian Lunar Home design below: