Counterpoint: A Lunar Colony, is the first space project that Gui Trotti designed. The concept is based on a NASA sponsored engineering study done by several Texas universities.
The plan is to create a colony on the Moon to conduct research on a wide range of sciences and to mine the moon for oxygen to create a depot for propellant. The colony houses a population of 200 people composed of a wide variety of backgrounds to do research, maintenance, and operating the colony.
The colony is mostly built form local materials such as basalt, glasses, and metals extracted from the Lunar regolith. About 50% of the colony is underground to protect the crew from radiation, particularly during sleep. It also houses large greenhouses where much of the food is grown and harvested. The project is part of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum collection.