Space Architecture Education for Engineers and Architects

Designing and Planning Beyond Earth

  • Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger
  • Olga Bannova

Part of the Space and Society book series (SPSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger, Olga Bannova
    Pages 1-8
  3. Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger, Olga Bannova
    Pages 9-52
  4. Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger, Olga Bannova
    Pages 53-101
  5. Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger, Olga Bannova
    Pages 103-163
  6. Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger, Olga Bannova
    Pages 165-260
  7. Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger, Olga Bannova
    Pages 261-298
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 299-320

About this book


This book considers two key educational tools for future generations of professionals with a space architecture background in the 21st century: (1) introducing the discipline of space architecture into the space system engineering curricula; and (2) developing space architecture as a distinct, complete training curriculum.  Professionals educated this way will help shift focus from solely engineering-driven transportation systems and “sortie” missions towards permanent off-world human presence. The architectural training teaches young professionals to operate at all scales from the “overall picture” down to the smallest details, to provide directive intention–not just analysis–to design opportunities, to address the relationship between human behavior and the built environment, and to interact with many diverse fields and disciplines throughout the project lifecycle. This book will benefit individuals and organizations responsible for planning transportation and habitat systems in space, while also providing detailed information on work and design processes for architects and engineers.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger
    • 1
  • Olga Bannova
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Architecture and DesignVienna university of Tech. (TU Vienna)WienAustria
  2. 2.Cullen College of EngineeringUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-19278-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19279-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2199-3882
  • Series Online ISSN 2199-3890
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