Antarctic Architecture: South Pole

Antarctica is often depicted as a hostile, wind, white desert – the antithesis of a human habitat. And yet, people live in Antarctica year round, not only around the fringes, but also right in the centre, at 90 degrees south – that mythical point known as the South Pole. How do they survive in the Heart of Whiteness? Summaries of survival methods – each representing the technological capabilities of the time in which it was built, and the intended durability of the building – are below. For a copy of the full COMNAP report this poster is based on, click “Shelter to Showpiece.”


For a high resolution version, download southpolefinal

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