Author

Xin WenFollow

Date of Award

Spring 6-1-2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)

Department

Landscape Architecture

First Advisor

Johanna Barthmaier-Payne

Second Advisor

Nick De Pace

Third Advisor

Robyn Reed

Abstract

When the exploration of the universe and the colonization of the universe are getting more and more attention, this thesis book focuses on the question of “What role will landscape play in space resettlement?”, and conducts research and design based on this, trying to explore the possible landscape attempts and experiences on space stations in the future.

This thesis starts with the background research of space habitats and clarifies the definition and advantages of the space station landscape. And through the study of the physical models of the future space station, Stanford Torus was selected as the subsequent design site. The research and analysis of Stanford Torus helps to define the characteristics of its landscape system. In this highly artificial space, what will we bring from the earth’s nature? When simulated gravity coexists with low gravity or even zero gravity, what does the universe inject into the landscape we created? I worked on these questions and described the landscape travel through gravity change in the space station habitat by design. Meanwhile, this thesis book also leaves some room for reflection on the landscape of the space habitat. After experiencing the landscape from the earth to space, what will the future landscape that is entirely based on space be? What have we lost that is unique to earth?

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View exhibition online: Xin Wen, Wandering Land

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