2 B 2 architecture: arctic mobile unit
 
2 B 2 architecture: arctic mobile unit 2 B 2 architecture: arctic mobile unit
oct 30, 2009

2 B 2 architecture: arctic mobile unit

2-B-2 architecture’s andrey bondarenko has designed the arctic mobile unit which accommodates life support for 3 people – who are researching in the north pole and arctic – for a duration of 15 days, operating between -40 to +10C and withstanding winds of up to 85 km/h. it is comprised of module parts which make up a washroom, work / rest area, galley and power engine-generator. the arctic mobile unit is equipped with a solar battery, 5kW power generator and snow melter and is built from a steel frame, carbon panels and polyethylene, thermo-insulating membranes. overall, it weights 1500 kg and measures 2000 x 1600 x 2300mm making it relatively easy to transport from location to location.

the galley

eating and sleeping area

sleeping area

washroom

configurations of the modular parts

  • Nice minimalist design. Great images. Very reminiscent of “The New Domestic Landscape” show at MOMA back in the mid 70s highlighting Italian design.

    frank 10.30.09 says:
  • Isn’t it dark at the poles like 75% of the time? What use would solar panels be. And it says relatively easy to move yet was designed without wheels or skis?

    -saddleproductions says:
  • depends on which way the planet’s tilting relative to the sunny sun— half the year it’d be light a bunch of the time.

    put 3 sweaty people in there w/ a bunch of gear and I’m pretty sure I’m not signing up for the trip.

    LML says:
  • is it not possible to be minimalist and ergonomic?

    ben says:
  • when it’s cold outside, I like my cozy space.

    Mike says:

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