This project was a non-academic design competition sponsored by Shift Boston, which called for the speculative design of any structure on the moon. The project was designed over a 2 month period with the collaboration of my colleague, Keith Bradley.
The design evolved out of the idea that the moon is not a site of extreme constraint but one of incredible opportunity. It was important to us to take advantage of the unique conditions not found here on Earth, rather than treat the design as something subservient to the technical obstacles the moon presents us with. The result is the Stadium for International Lunar Olympics (SILO), where structural spans, tower heights, and even sports are affected by the micro-gravity of the moon.
Our design was published in Scientific American, CNN, ArchDaily, and several European design magazines. Most recently our submission was featured in a French children’s science magazine.