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We design minimalist, functional habitats, build sophisticated space solutions, and research the interaction of people, plants, objects, and space in extreme environments. Questions such as: What makes a place worth living in? Who are we designing for? What happens and why? are the questions we ask at the beginning of projects, whether they are theoretical and utopian or very specific. We have extracted design principles from our field work in extreme situations – in the space conditions of astronauts and ruderal plants – and provide input on current issues: Living in tiny spaces and space extensions [Mikrowohnen], living in micro-societies, innovative lifestyles, using resources and improving the quality of life, and integrating technical systems and human interfaces.
+ We provide functional, efficient space that takes care of future activities in flexible ways.
+ We create a pleasant and appropriate environment for those using the space.
+ We express the special character of the inhabitants and users in Architecture.
+ We emphasise the use of high-quality, reliable and sustainable materials and workmanship.
Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger, Dr.-Ing., is an architect and researcher specializing in compact habitability design solutions for extreme environments. She teaches at the department of building construction and design at the Vienna University of Technology and is appointed academic director of the course Space at the Science Academy in Lower Austria and the EMBA in Space Architecture at the TU Wien.
Technische Universität Wien, TU Wien, Architecture and Design, HB2
Executive Master of Business Administration, SPACE ARCHITECTURE, TU Wien Academy
Current Chair of the Space Architecture Technical Committee (SATC)
Member of The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)
International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES)
Team: Karagozaiym Turganbek, Francesca Andriolli, Franziska Peters (Architecture), Verena Holzgethan (Radio spaceuriosity)
Additional partners / team members are listed for each project.
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