SAGA Space Architects built the tallest 3D printed living module for space environments. Using sustainable materials and measurements to fit inside a SpaceX Starlink shuttle, this build will live at The Rosenberg Space Habitat (RSH) for research purposes.
Students will be able to learn about the costs and measures humans have to go through to live in otherworldly environments. The inclusion with students is to build confidence in our upcoming youth and to promote understanding of new future technology.
“Our aim is to provide future leaders with early exposure to the question of advanced space exploration, allowing our students to approach and solve these complex questions from a collaborative and holistic point of view.” said Bernhard Gademann, Director General of Rosenberg.
SAGA Space Architects and Rosenberg faculty and students spent two years on the structure’s design, The polymer 3D printed outer shell was manufactured in Milan, while the interior designs were built in collaboration with Camozzi and Ingersol.
The structure is stronger than concrete but has the flexibility to bend with a UV stabilizer built in to slow down degradation. It also can be disbanded to form another structure or add on to another build as an option.
The three-story space build would hold two people, while the module on the RSH would cater to hygiene, lab research, and workshop facilities for students. The second floor is designed for recreation and entertainment. And the third floor is dedicated to rest and relaxation.
“The Rosenberg Space Habitat is state-of-the-art in analog space habitats. It was developed in record time from initial sketches to the final fully functioning habitat in just months,” said Sebastian Frederiksen, founder of SAGA Space Architects. “Furthermore, this is a great example of how working with outer space is pushing the boundaries of technology and architecture here on Earth as well, as this is the tallest 3D-printed plastic ‘house’ in the world. This is just the beginning of the habitat, and now the research and education begin. Hopefully, we are going to learn a lot about living on the Moon.”