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TESSERAE : self-assembling shell structures for space exploration

  title={TESSERAE : self-assembling shell structures for space exploration},
  author={Ariel Ekblaw and Joseph A. Paradiso},
The future of human habitation in orbit lies in self-assembling, adaptive, additive and inflatable structures. Freed from the constraints of Earth gravity, we can explore innovative shell structures and redefine the very terms that have traditionally grounded architecture (floor, wall, ceiling, arch, et cetera). Space-based digital fabrication and autonomy in architectural assembly help us avoid gantries, mechanical assembly cranes, and the limitations of single-purpose modules. These new… 

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