When you watch Star Wars, take a good look at some of the buildings in the classic movie. They still look pretty futuristic, right? Here’s some added proof that the future is now. Designer Jason Mellard delved into the works of George Lucas to conceive the Facility At Sea.
The facilities will literally dive into the water, sliding down their vertical poles, while housing scientists for 6-12 month lengths, much like the International Space Station.The research spheres will house laboratories, classrooms, computer labs, viewing platforms, holding tanks, offices, and storage. The “habitat disks” will house sleeping / living areas, including a group dining and kitchen, a medical clinic, recreational areas, as well as sexy Star Wars-inspired observation decks and docking platforms to scope out the view. — Andrew Dobrow