Sooner or Later…

2010/01/04 § Leave a comment

…lunar colonization will happen.  The inevitability of our expansion beyond the earth will probably begin when we establish innovative ways of living on the moon, our closest option.  One method being studied is under-surface lunar “holes”, or lava tubes, offering protection from the surface’s forces.

“Any intact lava tube could serve as a shelter from the severe environment of the lunar surface, with its meteorite impacts, high-energy UV radiation and energetic particles, and extreme diurnal temperature variations.”

It’s funny then, when thinking of basics in architecture.   In a  rural area,  a house would be sited at the mid-span or crest of terrain to take advantage of light and ventilation, specific to this atmosphere.   Might our colonization of other planets be the exact opposite?  Might we become sub-surface dwellers on more hostile planet or moon?  What might we do, architecturally?

Source:  CNN


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