The Wall Street Journal speaks with Design Partner Colin Koop and Senior Architectural Designer Daniel Inocente about SOM's design for the Moon Village. The concept, designed in partnership with ESA and faculty at MIT, envisions a permanent human settlement on the lunar surface.
Phys.org shares details on a new report evaluating the research undertaken by SOM, the European Space Agency, and the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics on how to plan and design a habitat on the surface of the Moon.
In September, Yue Zhu, Thomas Kinzl, Martin Liepmann, and Phil Obayda will speak at Virtual Festival of Facades. The event, an ongoing series of panel discussions and workshops on facade engineering and design, is presented by Zak World of Facades.
On Wednesday, January 22nd, SOM joined the European Space Agency (ESA) to sign a Memorandum of Collaboration (MOC) at ESA’s headquarters in Paris. The announcement—signed by Colin Koop, Design Partner at SOM, and Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director General of ESA—will expand the scope of SOM and ESA’s existing research into longterm habitation on the Moon.
On October 21st, 2019, Associate Director Georgi Petrov and senior architectural designer Daniel Inocente will co-present a paper on the Moon Village with professor Jeffrey Hoffman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at the International Astronautical Congress in Washington, D.C. The paper, titled "Master Planning and Space Architecture for a Moon Village," is co-written by SOM, MIT, and the European Space Agency.
The Moon Village has received an honorable mention in Architect Magazine's 2019 R+D Awards. The annual program, now in its 13th year, awards technological advancements in the industry.