Space Architecture

“Space Architecture is the theory and practice of designing and building inhabited environments in outer space, responding to the deep human drive to explore and occupy new places. Architecture organizes and integrates the creation and enrichment of the built environment. Designing for space requires specialized knowledge of orbital mechanics, propulsion, weightlessness, hard vacuum, psychology of hermetic environments, and other topics. Space Architecture has complementary relationships with diverse fields such as aerospace engineering, terrestrial architecture, transportation design, medicine, human factors, space science, law, and art.” (Osburg et al., 2003)


Osburg, J., Adams, C., Sherwood, B. “A Mission Statement for Space Architecture”, SAE 2003 -01-2431 (2003): 8p.