Performative Design Strategies for Extreme Conditions on Mars

-space architecture | - online workshop | -English


Required Skills: Python programming language (beginner)

Required Software: Rhino (beginner), Grasshopper (beginner)

Required Hardware: Laptop or PC
Maximum number of participating students: 100

The workshop aims to understand the correlation between space architecture and performative strategies regarding outer-space habitation while examining the functional needs of the habitation on Mars with real data. Firstly, a general perspective related to space architecture, including the Mars environment and performative strategies, including form and functional, structural, and environmental performances, will be discussed. Afterwards, the requirements based on the functional necessities of a Martian habitat will be examined. Then, the data transmitted via the Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS) on the Curiosity Rover will be processed. Lastly, the processed data will be correlated with the expected needs of the Mars habitat, and the outcome products will be brought together to form a Mars settlement.

This workshop is prepared for architects, designers, engineers, and anyone interested in the subject.

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timezone: (GMT +3:00) Baghdad, Riyadh, Moscow, St. Petersburg
Start timeEnd timeDescription
2022-06-27 - 13:302022-06-27 - 16:00Introduction about Performative Design Strategies and Space Architecture (opening lecture)
2022-06-28 - 13:302022-06-28 - 16:00Optimization with data driven methods (tutorials) and information about the project
2022-06-29 - 13:302022-06-29 - 16:00Development of the project
2022-06-30 - 13:302022-06-30 - 16:00Final presentation of the project


Gizem Nur Aydemir Gizem Nur Aydemir is currently a research assistant and PhD candidate in the Building Sciences Program at the Department of Architecture at Middle East Technical University (METU). Gizem, who started at METU as an architecture undergraduate in 2010, has won various awards from several competitions. She enrolled in her master's degree at METU while working as an architect. Meanwhile, she has presented and published papers on building energy performance at various conferences, symposiums, and journals. She worked on two projects as an assistant: the ERANET Cofund Project and an R&D project financed by the Republic of Turkey Energy Market Regulatory Authority, using data-driven methods. She has carried out her doctoral studies within the framework of habitation on Mars.
Ozan Yetkin Completed his bachelor’s studies in the Department of Architecture at Middle East Technical University in 2017 and his master’s studies in the Building Sciences Program at Middle East Technical University in 2020. He has been continuing his Ph.D. in Building Sciences Program at Middle East Technical University. His fields of interest can be listed as computational design, automation algorithms, machine learning, form-finding, geometry optimization, structural analysis, and design-objective space exploration. He is a research assistant in the Department of Architecture and co-founder of a design technology startup called Optio since 2019.

All workshops will accept 100 applications MAX.