Humans need a few basic things to survive- air, water, food, heat, shelter- but just surviving isn’t really enough. We also need familiarity, a little comfort, interaction, a small place of our own. When it comes to designing space habitat … Continue reading →
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up there or zero gravity people just intuitively, designed it like room on earth. There would be controlled. Panel, and then there were little chairs of receipts that you would sit. Unknowns makes no sense in Zurich revenue. You can't sit, you would have to strap yourself to the sea the reason is simple. We are humans. When we have a room, you have the floor to ceiling. We have chairs and tables, and that's what we do and that's how was designed but getting stuff into space is expensive. So there's always a grand effort to minimize weight and to create the most efficient space possible and all those human comforts came under. So then they went to the other extreme, get rid of it all because in space the walls become your table. If you have a table- and you puts thing down on the table. The table doesn't act like a table, it doesn't hold. The interest, floats off a drawer, very good, you open the door. Everything flies out, so what you have is pieces of elastic on them
All like you know, you pull elastic back and you stick your clipboard in there and everything as bits of velcro, so the walls become the tables. You have a very dare box that you're living in so that became the game plan, nor furniture no ceiling for perfectly till a Terrier box or the ash not floats freely and uses every surface to the full. The great thing about zero gravity. We can use the ceiling, we could put the bathroom on the wall, but this is where the human factor comes in the capsule became over designed for those Euro g condition and it became too alien. The humanity was lost, the one thing that the crews decided that they were not. Okay was was getting rid of a kitchen table like a dining table placed place to gather around at the end of the day and night, sit down or or pretend to sit down and talk. What you did over the day eat show me where humans, human you want to sit around the table and gossip and talk about stuff and eat and drink, and the table came back.
The small table and there's all pieces of elastic and velcro, and they all hover around the table. So, despite that, a fine seen alien table on a spacecraft makes for a happy astronauts so living quarters. There is now an effort to use earth orientation, The bottom part is the floor and ceiling above Walser walls. The way they think you, the man is like that the lighting will be up. Above so there's always said that you, you know what the accepted orientation is. Keeping one orientation helps be constant. War against motion sickness and having to everyone in the same orientation also helps to who talk with one another. I interviewed disaster, not Lee Morgan about how troubling it is to try to have a conversation with somebody who is. Sit down when you were right side up where it sort of lip reading all the time without realizing it, nay said it. When you go We want a forty five degree angle. The other person starts Trouble reading your lips says considered impolite to carry out a conversation with someone when you are
side down when you aren't differently oriented. I love these examples in the fundamentals of other worldly space design, because if you were to recreate that exercise right here and the gravity based habitat and start from scratch, what would you redesign completely? Would everything simply evolve back to the way it is now? Would you s currency still be inexplicably uniform in color and size? Could we get rid? Of course, if we started over, could we finally make the steam bunkers happy and have a sky full of Derek apples? My guess is that even the poorly designed and inefficient objects would make come back because it might just be your dining room table crappy wobbly
Where honey, I will fix it soon. I promise it might be that dining room table and makes you happy astronauts. Ninety nine percent invisible is produced by me, roman Mars, but support from lunar. It's a project of K. L W the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco in the center for architecture and design find out more and ninety nine percent, invisible dot, Org
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