Space oddity Self-assembling structures in Outer space
Based upon thoughts by Rodney Brooks, Space Oddity conceptualizes and attempts to materialize the notion of selfassemblage and self-organization. The concept allows for a self-containing, self-organising and self-assembling formation to occur.
In this extreme hostile and inaccessible environment the immediate advantages of the system are apparent.
“Easy deployment” Potential of continues expansion/contraction to meet future needs “Malleable structure allowing for continues spatial reconfiguration and self-healing/repair” Min. human labour
The system consists of 3 main entities:
- Smart Brick:
Creates a self-organising “skin” that distributes evenly according to neighbouring rules and creates enclosures due to their relation/ threshhold to the “voidmaker”
- Void Maker
A self-containing unit carrying all necessary equipment, air supply and unfoldable personal quarters. Self-Organises according to earth orientation and programmatic needs
- Trash Accumulation
Due the magnetic properties of the system the idea is to establish an integrated “space-cleaning” entity of the system.
The malleable nature of our structures could have the potential of absorbing space trash and dust. So rather than seeing spacetrash as a problem, the idea is to appropriate the only found onsite material and use it as “mortar” between bricks sealing off the system over time