Iceberg Living Station, Ice Design, Antarctica Development, Antarctic Architecture

Iceberg Living Station, Antarctica

Antarctic Ice Research Facility Building design by David Garcia + MAP Architects

23 Jul 2013

Iceberg Living Station Facility Design

Design: David Garcia + MAP Architects

Location: Antarctica

Iceberg Living Station - Antarctica Design
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Iceberg Living Station Antarctica

This architectural proposal is a speculative design by David Garcia / MAP Architects (Denmark) for a future research station made entirely from ice, it negates the need to transport foreign materials to Antarctica. The station will be holed out of a large iceberg, using caterpillar excavators that are traditionally used to clear snow.

It will eventually melt, resolving the issue of removing it at the end of its life course. The building design is by David Garcia + MAP Architects.

Ice Living Station Antarctica by David Garcia + MAP Architects Ice Facility Design Antarctica by David Garcia + MAP Architects Living Station Antarctica Antarctica Ice Facility by David Garcia + MAP Architects
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Iceberg Living Station information / images from the British Council

Location: Antarctica

Antarctica Architecture

Antarctica Research Station

Research Station Building Designs – architectural selection below:

Bharati Research Station
Design: bof Architekten + IMS
Bharati Research Station
India’s third Antarctic research station – designed by bof Architekten / IMS (Germany) – is a striking modern structure. It is made from 134 prefabricated shipping containers. Wrapped in a special aluminium case its extensive glazing offers excellent panoramic views.

Halley VI Polar Research Station
Design: Hugh Broughton Architects + AECOM
Halley VI Polar Research Station Antarctica
photo : A. Dubber
Halley VI Polar Research
The first fully relocatable polar research station in the world became fully operational in February 2013 and signals a new dawn for 21st Century polar research. Opening 100 years after Captain Scott’s famed Antarctic expeditions, this new state-of-the-art facility, designed by Hugh Broughton Architects and engineered by AECOM (UK) fulfils the UK’s ambition to remain at the forefront of scientific endeavour.

Jang Bogo Research Station

Princess Elisabeth

South American Architectural Designs

Contemporary Architecture in South America – selection below:

South American Architecture

Argentina Architecture
Velociudad Speedcity
picture from architects

Australian Building Designs

South American Buildings

The MAP Architects studio is an architectural platform based in Copenhagen founded by architect David A. Garcia. The studio is active internationally, engaged mostly with projects in challenging environments.

This Danish architecture practice’s designs span through various scales and spheres of action, often challenging the status quo through inventiveness and a cross-disciplinary approach. Collaborative work with engineers and the scientific community, like our collaboration with UNESCO’s water resilience department, or NASA, is part of every project we undertake.

Architect and Associate Professor David A. Garcia graduated from The Bartlett School of Architecture. He has worked at Foster and Partners in London and has been an Associate Partner at Henning Larsen Architects in Copenhagen.

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