Ice Lab, 2013

Ice Lab (cover)
Ice Lab (cover)
Clare Thorpe reading Ice Lab book, Antarctica 2013
Clare Thorpe reading Ice Lab book, Antarctica 2013
MAP Architects, Ice Lab, South Pole Living Station section

A publication to accompany the Ice Lab exhibition, with essays by Dr David Walton (British Antarctic Survey, and author of ‘Antarctica: Global Science from a Frozen Continent’), and Sam Jacob (co-founder of FAT architects).

The Ice Lab exhibition presented some of the most innovative and progressive examples of contemporary architecture in Antarctica. The first exhibition of its kind, it drew together projects that not only utilise cutting-edge technology and engineering, but equally considered aesthetics, sustainability and human needs in their ground-breaking designs for research stations.

Initiated by the British Council and curated by Arts Catalyst, the exhibition and publication features four international projects: Halley VI, UK (Hugh Brougton Architects) Princess Elizabeth, Belgium (International Polar Foundation), Bharati, India (bof architekten/IMS), Jang Bogo, South Korea (Space Group), and the Iceberg Living Station (MAP Architects) – a speculative design for a future research station to be entirely made from compacted snow.


Ice Lab
ISBN 978-0-86355-717-0
Edited by Sandra Ross
Published by The British Council, 2013
Designed by OK-RM
Colour and monochrome, 64 pages, softback and electronic

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