Finalist of Villa on the Moon

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Villa on the Moon




Name: Timothy Dakota Tipparach

Instagram: @timothytipparach

Nationality: Thai / U.S. citizen

Institution / Company: Huckabee College of Architecture, Texas Tech University

The Musk Luminarium is an innovative lunar habitat designed to ensure occupants’ survival in the challenging lunar environment. Its durable construction withstands harsh lunar conditions, while its adaptability to the 14-day lunar day cycle maximizes heat gain and daylight.

This trailer-like structure comprises three facade layers working in synergy for comfort and functionality. The outer skin shields against direct light and generates energy from solar panels. The middle layer features Gentex’s dimmable windows for sunlight regulation, housed in pressure-resistant tempered glass. The inner layer supports modular solar panels, enabling indoor daylight customization.

The Lunar Luminarium’s modular design includes a primary living area, essential facilities section, and a separate cockpit. Every 14 days, these units dock for supply replenishment, fostering social interaction among inhabitants.

This design innovation meets the challenge of artificial light absence, blending metabolism architecture with lunar adaptability and Elon Musk’s vision. By seamlessly integrating natural light, the Lunar Luminarium signifies sustainable living in harmony with lunar exploration, setting the stage for future human colonization endeavors.

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