Introduction: Space Architecture as a Discipline.- Building and Planning.- Different Educational Systems and Approaches.- Case Studies and examples.- Conclusions.- Appendices.
Olga Bannova is a Research Associate Professor at the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA) of the University of Houston. She received a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Houston in 2001 and a Master of Science in Space Architecture in 2005. Olga brings many years of professional architectural practice with Houston and Moscow firms as well as research and teaching experience at the University of Houston. She has been teaching 5th year undergraduate and MS-Space Architecture students at SICSA since 2005.Sandra Hauplik-Meusburger is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Architecture and Design at the University of Technology in Vienna. She holds a PhD in architecture from the Technical University Munich (TUM), Institute for Architecture and Product Design, and a MSc from Vienna University of Technology, Institute for Architecture and Design. Sandra Hauplik-Meusburger is engaged in teaching architecture in combination with aeronautics and science fiction related topics. She has initiated a number of educational and outreach projects related to aerospace architecture.
"Each chapter begins with an abstract, ends with references and is illustrated with line diagrams and colour photographs. ... An interesting innovation is the inclusion of `guest statements' embedded within the chapters. Written by experts in the field of space architecture and space education, they provide additional insight and perspective. ... As well as being a well organised educational text, this book offers a useful introduction to the field." (Mark Williamson, Room, room.eu.com, 2016)