Thursday, June 07, 2007
This is how the first sheds on the moon might look, according to my favourite press agency AFP. These eco-friendly potential garden offices are very, very cheap and are the brainchild of Iranian architect Nader Khalili who runs the California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture (CalEarth). AFP report that: "Khalili's work has been recognized by the United Nations and he is regularly invited to give presentations to NASA about the possibilities of his designs being used for lunar colonies." The building process is pleasantly easy: dig up soil (lunar, if preferred), put it in sacks, stick them together in arch formations, kiln fire the interior, and seal with terracotta. The designs have already been used in countries hit by earthquakes for emergency shelters.
Posted by Alex Johnson at 9:27 AM