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
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.
Iceberg Living Station information / images from the British Council
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
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.
South American Architectural Designs
Contemporary Architecture in South America – selection below:
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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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