Become a Space Architect

An incredible new opportunity

Life in space is a reality that is becoming more and more concrete every day. This course will allow you to acquire the necessary skills to become a designer of space environments, both for spaceships and housing.

Course Syllabus

New lessons will be added periodically

  • 1

    Why Space Architecture now?

  • 2

    Introduction to Space Architecture

    • What is Space Architecture?

    • The multidisciplinary approach of Space Architecture

    • Past and present of Space Architecture

    • Design Framework

  • 3

    Planning for humans’ life in space

    • Habitability Aspects

    • ISS Life Support Systems

    • Habitability special requirements

    • Architectural aspects and workflow

    • Architectural functions of Life in Space

    • How everything comes together

  • 4

    Designing for life in zero-g

    • ISS Introduction

    • Modular System Paradigms

    • ISS Modular Structure

    • ISS Crew System

    • Luna Gateway

    • Gateway Configuration Concept

  • 5

    Scenario and Layout design for extraterrestrial planetary surfaces

    • Settlements strategies and objectives

    • The journey into space

    • Planetary outpost elements configuration

    • Common archetype for habitats on planetary surfaces

    • Mobility

    • Greenhouse

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  • 6

    Planning for the life on the moon

    • Getting There

    • Lunar Environment and Resources

    • Lunar Settlements and in-situ materials

    • Building Strategies

    • Building with in-situ materials

  • 7

    Planning for the life on Mars

    • Getting There

    • Martian Environment and Resources

    • Settlements and in-situ materials

    • Building Strategies

    • Closed-Loop Life Support Systems

  • 8

    Simulators Architecture

    • Why we need to simulate missions?

    • Gravity

    • Habitation simulations

    • Fidelity of simulators and simulations

  • 9

    City as a Spaceship

    • Design and habitability

    • Similarities of space and terrestrial extremes

    • Recycling, resilience, and closed-loop systems

    • Examples of spin-offs from space to Earth

    • City as a Spaceship

  • 10

    Tips to start

    • Becoming a space architect

Learning outcomes

  • Unique Knowledge

    Understanding of the space environment and its architectural implications

  • Architectural skills

    Familiarization with the space requirements specific to space architecture

  • Start designing

    How to plan and design environments for lunar and Martian bases

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Highly Recommended for

Boost your career into the most innovative emerging market of the future.

  • Architects

  • Interior Designers

  • Architecture Students

  • Engineers

Get your certification

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Course mentors

Managing Partner and co-owner of LIQUIFER

Barbara Imhof

Barbara Imhof is an internationally active space architect and design researcher. She is a co-founder, Managing Partner and co-owner of LIQUIFER. Prior to starting LIQUIFER, Barbara did a short stint at NASA Johnson Space Centre in Houston. She has pioneered the field of ‘space architecture’ in Europe and is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space Architecture Technical Committee (SATC). She has been teaching at renowned institutes in Europe and the United States, for 20+ years.

Managing Partner and co-owner of LIQUIFER

René Waclavicek

René Waclavicek started his career working in design and construction planning for terrestrial buildings. In 2002, he participated in the Lunar Base Design Workshop (LBDW) organised at the European Space Agency’s ESTEC Centre in Noordwijk which was the starting point of his career in space architecture. René applies his skills to interdisciplinary research, design projects and complex geometries, including parametrics.
Mars City will be the first private European Space research and innovation hub. It will arise in Lombardy, Italy, partnered as founders by international organizations and industry experts.

Reviews

5 star rating

Must take!

Simeon Lozanov

I loved every second of this course and took it in one go! It is an exciting to be thought by such important people; people who have worked hard to get where...

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I loved every second of this course and took it in one go! It is an exciting to be thought by such important people; people who have worked hard to get where they are, and give you their time. This course answered my questions and gave me details about this emerging market (profession/a) in the architecture, engineering, robotics, and more fields.

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5 star rating

Outstanding course for everyone interested in futuristic ...

Younousse Tamekloe

This is an outstanding course for everyone interested in futuristic space architecture and design. The instructors are very knowledgeable and address the key...

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This is an outstanding course for everyone interested in futuristic space architecture and design. The instructors are very knowledgeable and address the key topics clearly and in sufficient amount of detail. The course materials (both videos and suggested readings) provide a solid base for understanding space architecture and design. I highly recommend this course to people who are fascinated with discovering the space and the possibilities of living on other planets. Additional thanks to Mars City for making the course more affordable.

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Professional course, delivered by professionals to future...

samer el sayary

الحمد لله Continuous education and acquiring knowledge are as important as winning awards, especially when it comes to learning from professionals who have ...

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الحمد لله Continuous education and acquiring knowledge are as important as winning awards, especially when it comes to learning from professionals who have extensive years of practice. I have the pleasure to finish my online diploma on Space architecture organized by the Swiss Institute for Disruptive Innovation in partnership with the European center for space exploration and colonization (ECSEC). The course was tutored by the renowned Space architecture expert Dr.techn. Barbara Imhof Imhof the co-founder, Managing Partner, and co-owner of LIQUIFER Systems Group GmbH with \René Waclavicek\ . The course is a very good opportunity for anyone who would like to pursue his career in this field. Many thanks to Igor Ciminelli for his efforts.

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Scratch the Surface

Philip Schommer

This Course gave me the opportunity to be open-minded and curious.

This Course gave me the opportunity to be open-minded and curious.

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Inspiring

Gabriele Cappelletti

The course is a good start to explore space architecture and design, it provides a wide range of fields the architect must relate to. Design concepts present...

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The course is a good start to explore space architecture and design, it provides a wide range of fields the architect must relate to. Design concepts presented are so inspiring. The overall presentation could be improved.

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5 star rating

Great Course!

Francesco Axel Romio

Thanks to Dr. Barbara Imhof and René Waclavicek and the team of School of Disrtuption for this amazing course, packed with informations on Earth, Low Earth O...

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Thanks to Dr. Barbara Imhof and René Waclavicek and the team of School of Disrtuption for this amazing course, packed with informations on Earth, Low Earth Orbit, Moon, Mars and beyond!

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5 star rating

Great opportunity

Hana Zečević

Great opportunity for someone who wants to start working in the field of space architecture!

Great opportunity for someone who wants to start working in the field of space architecture!

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Next episode of my life

Chih-Bin Tseng

If you wanna make your life different, this is a way to explore this. Thank you for organizing this course. I believe the life path to Mars will cross!

If you wanna make your life different, this is a way to explore this. Thank you for organizing this course. I believe the life path to Mars will cross!

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