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To the Moon and Jupiter: The End of Resources

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To the Moon and Jupiter: The End of Resources 

Monica Klink and Louisa Olivieri_ Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture

The work focuses on looking at nature and extracting principles that could allow us to find a mechanism to construct. We chose to look at the human body with its skin, skeleton and organs and adapt it to the condition of the Moon on which you can only live under its surface. We first imagined a lunar base that could be alimented energetically by the sun and shelter the astronauts seeking for resources.The evolution of the project led us to explore further horizons; we looked at the moons of Jupiter, which has resources of water, sulfur, steel, etc… We constructed a spaceship that could adapt itself to movements. With its elastic skin, as the human body, its skeleton structuring the different organs composing it, the spaceship begins its long journey to the Moon, Callisto, Ganymede, Europa and Io to bring resources.

Through the evolution of the project, we first chose to mix media of representation (insertion of wire drawings on more realistic images) in order to provoke a caesura between real and addition. We wanted this to be felt as a utopia and not a project that we really wanted inked in the lunar landscape. But in the second part of the project, the desire to integrate and to ink the project into a reality made us think to a different mode of representation. We wanted the viewer to be projected into our designs , providing a more realistic dimension , not stopping to the image. We wanted to get close to a more cinematic dimension involving more a felt movement that a fixed image .

Interview

Who influences you graphically?

Obviously we were a lot influenced by the work of Italian radicals of the late 60’s; such as Superstudio and Archizoom, but also by Archigram for the dimension of the living machine. We also chose to explore further horizons with the images delivered by the NASA, by a lot of movies, and by how the world of science fiction represented things in the 70’s.

The realistic images you insert your proposal into, how and on what basis are they created?

Through the evolution of the project, we first chose to mix media of representation in order to provoke a caesura between real and addition of wire drawings. We wanted this to be felt as a utopia and not a project that we really wanted inked in the lunar landscape. However, in the second part of the project, the desire to integrate and to ink the project into a reality made us think to a different mode of representation. We wanted the viewer to be projected into the designs, providing him a more realistic dimension, not only to the image. We wanted to get close to a more cinematic dimension involving more a felt movement instead of a fixed image.

You mention wanting to adopt a more cinematic approach to convey a sense of movement, what movies inspired you? To what extent might it be interesting to then develop an animation of the proposal?

We were a lot inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey and other movies of Kubrick who has his very own visual identity; The Powers of Ten by the Eames for the way we passed from the macro to the micro; Star Wars, and by science-fiction series like Star Trek. Graphically, we also wanted to have a reference touch of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated movies. We however tried to develop our own touch, and passing from collages (also with inspirations’ movies such as A Trip to the Moon by Georges Méliès or The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Robert Wien) to “moving images” helped us do a project gymnastic. Developing an animation would certainly bring the project further in representation; this would really allow the viewers to practice the project and to apprehend better the elasticity of the ship.

What is your work process in terms of program used?

Our work was about looking to nature and extracting principles that could allow us find a mechanism in order to create architecture. We choose to look to the human body with its skin, skeleton and organs and adapt it to the condition of the Moon on which you can only live under its surface. We first imagined a lunar base that could be alimented energetically by the sun and shelter the astronauts seeking for resources. The evolution of the project led us to explore further horizons. In fact we looked at the moons of Jupiter which have resources in water, sulfur, steel, etc… So we invented a spaceship that could adapt itself to movements. With its elastic skin, as the human body, its skeleton structuring the different organs composing it, the spaceship begins its long journey to the Moon, Callisto, Ganymede, Europa and Io to bring resources.

You mention a lunar base but seize to show your proposal as inhabited, why so?

We all have a vision of these lunar landscapes through different media. The moon is even today subject to the construction of a base by Norman Foster. So everyone is able to project himself to the Moon because we have loads of information and images. It becomes a lot more accessible to us. That’s why we didn’t want our project to have this realistic dimension, because the project is not. It is only in our imagination, it is a very personal vision. This is why the human presence is not there, not to contradict this break between reality and imagination. But after exploring planets, which we didn’t know anything about, it triggered the wish to share a story with the viewer, like if he was looking at a movie, so we decided to create a Spaceship. We, as the conceiver of the project, travelled a lot during the conception of the ship, we felt like we already explored the moons of Jupiter, and wanted to share this journey.

 

 

 

About
This project was made by Monica Klink and Louisa Olivieri in the context of the “Future from natures” studio with David Tajchman in Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in their third year studies (semester 4).
Both Monica Klink and Louisa Olivieri are now fourth year students, whilst Moica is enrolled at the Confluence Institute for innovation and creative strategies in Architecture (Odile Deck’s school), Louisa attends ESA.

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