Colonization on the moon would involve small communities fulfilling their own needs and resources to survive as human beings. These are assessed based on the model for the five freedoms as part of the animal welfare act 2006. Which are: Freedom from hunger and thirst; Freedom from discomfort; Freedom from pain, injury and disease; Freedom from fear and distress and Freedom to behave normally. Disposition looks to provide a small community environment that allows dwellers to live fulfilled lives whilst living in an environment that may otherwise be seen as isolating. Disposition also acts as a model for future colonization on other planets and also for remote colonies on Earth. It looks to fulfil the emotional and physical needs of the occupants with the smallest number of participants, 4 People; 2 women, 2 men.
The site will be located on Copernicus which benefits from a view of earth above this in essence, allows a connection between the Earth and these Earth migrants., maintaining the Earthly culture of the dwellers. My space will be designed around the idea of sustainable living on the moon. It will contain featured essential resources being intertwined into the aesthetic of the space. The rooms will also flow from one room to the next following, the contours of the site location. The moon’s natural contours, can be seen as the moon’s heartbeat, juxtaposing the new structure of Disposition, formed to represent the human heartbeat that flows in an opposing direction to the contours.
The structure is separated into 3 chambers that interact with each other. In the centre is the private chambers that feature doors that open to both sides to allow a choice into the other spaces. These private chambers allow each dweller to have space to sleep alone, have private time away from the others and a space to exercise their right to privacy. Each dweller has their own chamber but have the freedom to share chambers, if that is how they feel they will fulfil their needs most.
On the left side of the structure is the resources chamber. This space has intertwined resources into the walls and floors and creates a space for dwellers to create all their resources such as food and water and storage of these essentials. The water filtration system will be processed through glass walls that line the internal surface of the structure. The food resources, such as plants will utilise an Aeroponic system that lives below the floor but is shown in a factory process line with one end of the room where dwellers will implement the plants, and the other end the resources are collected to be stored, once grown.
On the right side of the structure is the social chamber. This is a space in which dwellers are encouraged to share social interactions and to fulfil intellectual needs by utilising hobby spaces and computer systems. This is also the space that features homely comforts to connect them with the life they may have had previously.