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Antarctic Architecture and Extreme Weather Design

It’s been just over a century since Roald Amundsen and his party became the first people to stand at the South Pole, and while they shivered and suffered from frostbite in tents and sleeping bags, the current explorers of Antarctica are dwelling in architecture that confronts the extremes of the southernmost continent, taking innovative approaches to environmental design. The architecture of Antarctica may also be a model for how to live in weather extremes of other parts of the planet, or even another world.