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Pioneering Modes of in-habitation in the Extreme

24 June - 30 June
Organized by: Architectural Association
Architectural Association Inc
36 Bedford Square

Located between both London and Cambridge, The Polar Lab continues its research into Antarctic architecture with its first AA Visiting School.


Focusing on the Heroic Era huts built at the beginning of the 20th century by Roald Amundsen and by Captain Robert Falcon Scott, the programme aims to question two fundamental hypothesis put forth by the Antarctica 200 team.


Could we theorize that in extreme conditions such as those found in the Southernmost continent of planet Earth there is a unique form of “interior urbanism”?

Could we state that in the same inhospitable environment (which has record temperatures of -80°C and maximum wind velocities of 327km/h) clothing should be intended as the first architectural envelope?


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