SPACECRAFT DESIGN

by Robbie

SUMMARY
Our world is changing fast, while ambitions and challenges match in importance. In this context, design can play a huge role. How do we imagine the world to be? What range of possibilities we haven’t discovered yet? What’s a Non Architecture for a World in crisis? In 2020 we started the second phase of competitions to address the issues of tomorrow.

In line with our style we propose 9+1 themes – ten critical topics to work on, but this time they come with a framework to make sure that each theme is explored from different design angles. Rather than a program, a research ecosystem composed of various competitions running in parallel and exploring the same theme from different perspectives.

BRIEF IN SHORT:
The aim of the “Spacecraft Design” competition is to develop one drawing to communicate a conceptual design. The participants are asked to design a vehicle that responds to the requirements of the brief and one axonometric projection to represent it, with absolute freedom of interpretation, technique and level of abstraction. Even the concept of axonometric itself can be questioned in order to craft the most expressive way to represent the design.

Participants of this competition are asked to create a design concept for a space-ship. This time we challenge all designers to imagine and design the shape of a futuristic vehicle for space travel: a Spacecraft. Being the main topic about mobility in space, designers are free to decide if they want to focus their proposal exclusively on external design or in the internal design of the vehicle. Presented concepts are free to explore in a critical way the different interpretations of such topic, from practical approaches to more dystopian/utopian scenarios.

Space travel is getting real and in the future will be all about experience. The further we might travel, the longest we will be living a spaceship as an actual domestic space. That calls for some architectural design. What could space transportation of the future look like? What could the complete user experience for space travel be?

Submission can address some of these questions. The proposal submitted could be a device, a space shuttle, a capsule or something completely different. The program dimensions are not given, and they can be arranged by the participants to better suit their design. There is only one fixed parameter: the proposal must provide a means of transportation in space. See below in the full brief the presentation requirements for more details.

ELIGIBILITY:
Non Architecture Competitions are open to all human beings, from every age and cultural background, working in groups or individually. The registration fee is paid per team, regardless of how many members form it. Personal information of all the team members can be uploaded during the submission procedure of the final drawing.

WHY PARTICIPATE:
Gain experience and recognition, request a participation certificate, and post it on your Linkedin or CV!
Design a new puzzle piece to be added to your Portfolio or Behance page, keep developing your assets!
Give space to your creativity by solving a given challenge, it is satisfying!
Get to know better your team or your own design-thinking skills, it is fun!

Download the information related to this competition here.

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