This abstract presents a project that aims to design a living solution for 50 individuals who have been displaced from their homes following an earthquake. The project draws inspiration from technologies utilized in space exploration to create an innovative and sustainable habitat for the affected population.
The second component focuses on in-situ resource utilization, specifically the utilization of earthquake debris, to 3D print two building units suitable for dwelling. The design of these buildings follows a parametric approach, considering both functionality and aesthetic appeal. Emphasis is placed on ensuring the structures are earthquake-resistant, achieved through careful design considerations and the use of appropriate materials.
The third component of the project involves the creation of a vertical farm, comprising 60% plants and 40% insects. Extensive research has indicated that this combination provides an optimal solution for sustaining the 50 residents, effectively addressing potential protein supply bottlenecks. The vertical farm not only provides a reliable source of food but also contributes to the overall sustainability and self-sufficiency of the habitat.
The overarching goal of the project is to provide a quick and durable living solution to the 50 individuals affected by the earthquake. However, the project goes beyond mere provision and focuses on establishing a circular and self-sustaining environment. By incorporating space technologies, the project aims to create a habitat that is environmentally friendly and capable of meeting its own needs without relying on external resources.
Furthermore, the project envisions collaboration with industry partners in the areas of green energy and connectivity provisioning. By forging these partnerships, the project aims to enhance the sustainability and operational efficiency of the habitat. Green energy solutions will be sought to minimize the environmental impact and ensure long-term viability, while connectivity provisions will enable the residents to stay connected with the outside world and facilitate their reintegration into society.
In summary, the project proposes an innovative living solution for 50 earthquake-displaced individuals, leveraging technologies used in space exploration. Through the integration of the Life Support System by Melissa, 3D printing using earthquake debris, and a vertical farm, the project aims to create a sustainable and self-sufficient habitat. By pursuing cooperation with industry partners, the project seeks to further enhance its sustainability and resource provisioning capabilities. Ultimately, this project strives to provide a resilient, environmentally friendly, and self-sustaining living solution for the affected population.