Title

LOON—An Exploration of Lunar-Native Urban Planning

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

4-15-2021

Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Abstract

Intentionally or not, Earth’s Moon will serve as a competitive laboratory for extreme settlement technology, policy, planning, and design. Loon explores the influence of building information models (BIM) as an approach to lunar urban planning and aims to add insights from experiences and practices on Earth including McMurdo Station in Antarctica and construction management and development planning best practices. Rather than a specific town plan, Loon attempts the development of a three-dimensional BIM—a tool that informs decision making in design and planning by “encoding” geometry with environmental, programmatic, and performative information.

Publication Title

Earth and Space 2021

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