Ad Astra: Architectural Development
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Early development sketches for the shape and flow of the pods; here I was trying out a keyhole hallway in the middle

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Early development sketches for the shape and flow of the pods; here I was trying to incorporate an extra storage space in the hallway

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As a group my team decided that flowing the pods in sets of two would make more sense for mobility in the cabin. I made this model to show one possible shape language for the interior architecture.

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Another possible direction for the ship's architecture

Ad Astra: Architectural Development

Ad Astra is a 7 day space tourism experience, designed for the near future in the year 2030. The expedition takes passengers from the Earth's orbit to the moon, and slingshots around the moon back to earth for a total of 7 days in space. My team's goal was to promote personal agency and social unity aboard the ship, as well as provide a reflective experience that recontextualizes life on Earth.

These are early explorations of the ship's architecture, the shape and function of the sleep pods, and how the space would flow around them.
Team members: Nate Chang, Carly Cheng, Maximillian Werner
Project sponsored by Teague, in collaboration with the University of Washington College of Design

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