Competition: we've teamed up with Slovenian architect Nejc Trost to offer readers the chance to win one of five copies of Chase for Space, his new book about architecture and space travel.
Congratulations to the winners! Alison Sherwood in the UK, Barbara Codarin in Italy, Jakob Böhme in Austria, Mathieu Caron in Canada and Margaux Hayes in Australia all won a copy of Chase for Space.
Chase for Space: an architecture challenge for the future explores the future commercialisation of space and how architecture can provide civilians' access to space.
Trost has worked in the field of aerospace, art and technology, and the book includes contributors from different disciplines.
This competition has now closed.
Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the top of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.
Here's some more information from the publishers:
Chase for Space: an architecture challenge for the future is a transdisciplinary book with wide overview of future space commercialization and its impact on architecture discipline. It helps to understand what kind of designs, what kind of architecture and what kind of practice needs to be envisaged in order to enable civilians' access to space. With contributors from different disciplines and their relations to space creation this piece of work tries to become an inspiration tool for future generations.
Olga Bannova, MS-Space Architecture, Research Associate Professor, SICSA:
Although there are many examples of literature about the history of human space exploration, the “Chase for Space” book stands alone giving a reader a chance to look at our space exploration journey from a different angle of emerging new private enterprise possibilities. The book can definitely be a helpful reference book for one who is interested in investigating space exploration and current commercial space enterprises.
Andreas Vogler, MSc ETH Arch, Director, Architecture and Vision:
Trošt lets us be part of these views in his beautifully laid out book, where many full double page pictures and interviews with some of the pioneers of private spaceflight like Burt Rutan give us the sensation of standing right at the horizon of this new age of space flight. A challenge, not only for architects.
Brief overview of space & aviation, Space architecture pioneer Herman Potocnik Noordung, Architecture and flight – from vision to archetype, Zero gravity art projects, Spaceport architecture and concepts.
Mojave Air and Spaceport, Spaceport America, Curacao spaceport, Spaceport Sweden, etc…), Interviews with Burt Rutan, Brian Binnie & Yuri Ivanovich Malenchenko, Private space companies (Virgin Galactic, XCOR Aerospace, Space X, Blue Origin, Copenhagen Suborbitals, Talis Enterprise, SpaceDev Dream Chaser, Bigelow Aerospace, Galactic Suite, Orbital Technologies, Skylon Spacecraft...
Written by Nejc Trošt
Prologue by Peter Gabrijelčič
Foreword by John Zukowsky
Contributions by Špela Hudnik, Jan Trošt & Marko Peljhan
Interviews with Burt Rutan, Brian Binnie & Yuri Ivanovich Malenchenko
Reviewers: Olga Bannova & Andreas Vogler
Publisher: Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Hardcover: 180 pages, 125 images
Design: Janja Gomezel & Nejc Trošt
Book photos: Miha Bratina
Size: 32.2 x 21.5 x 1.8 cm / 12.6 x 8.3 x 0.4 in
Shipping Weight: 1.2 kg / 2.4 lbs
The book can be ordered from the website (www.chaseforspace.com) where selected pages can be seen by clicking on the “sneak preview of the book” link in the top section.