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Easy to transport and erect, the shipping containers used to construct the research station in Northeast Antarctica are also easy to disassemble. This and self-sufficiency are key aspects of the design that ensure compliance with the terms of the Antarctic Treaty. Compounding the challenge, of course, is the Antarctic’s extreme weather.

Entirely self-powered using various renewable sources of energy, the research institute’s recycled shipping containers are clad with an in­su­la­ted, ae­ro­dy­na­mic skin of me­tal pa­nels that ensure a safe and comfortable interior environment throughout the year. The station can accommodate 47 re­se­ar­chers and sci­en­tists during the summer and roughly 24 mem­bers in win­ter.

Visit our earlier post to learn more about this intriguing project.

Via Arch Daily

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