In a galaxy far, far away, the stars are going origami. Danish architecture firm, SAGA, has created an egg-shaped habitat made completely of folded-paper.
The architects behind this elaborate design, Sebastian Aristotelis and Karl-Johan Sorenson both created this lightweight structure to hybridize an earthly aspect to it. Still very much a concept, the habitat will be divided into sections that will be divided into sections for sleeping, studying and everyday life and a garden to provide food for space tourists. It’ll be built using folding panels that stays strong and can accommodate the weather changes from the moon whilst also designed to be transportable. The outside will be covered in solar cells to maximise the energy and insulation, using the unique design to combat temperatures of minus 40 degrees and winds of up to 90km/h. The exterior too has motion sensors which will preempt weather patterns and use an in-built 3D printer to print replacement parts when and if they’re needed.
SAGA is planning on testing this habitat in Greenland later this year as the conditions there are those closest to the temperature on the moon.