Biomechanical posture is the primary driver of designing any furniture.
Our inflatable habitat concept, with dimensions of 16’4” x 29’5”, would be placed inside of the Stefánshellir lava cave in Iceland. Approximately a mile in length, it is one of the longest such caves in the country.
It was the first known lava tube in the world and remained the longest known lava tube until the end of the 19th century. This module would be equipped with a life support system, electrical system, and waste and hygiene recycling system. The habitat concept consists of the main module, which, upon transportation to the lava tube, is unfolded by the removal of the outer panels of the cylindrical body, where an inflatable membrane creates a spacious living space.
There is a hidden transformable floor inside of the module which unfolds up to 32 ft 8 in diameter, creating a free zone for arranging workplaces and rest areas around the inner cylinder of the pre-equipped sleeping areas on each floor.
Placing a habitat in a lava tube will provide reliable protection from extremes temperatures, radiation, and meteoroids. The habitat has three exits with the prospective opportunity to use them as airlocks to dock with new habitats, creating expansive settlements, imitating our possible expansion on Mars.