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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Estação Antártica Comandante Ferraz II in Antartica by Triptyque Arquitetura

April 26th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Triptyque Arquitetura

Facing a scientific, technical, environmental, human, symbolic and geo-political challenge, a simple and efficient strategy that could respond to all needs and goals should be developed. It needed a principle that integrates security (fire protection first), flexibility and modularity and that could provide comfort, thermal or acoustic, but, above all, quality of life for users.

Image Courtesy © Studio RSI 

  • Architects: Triptyque Arquitetura
  • Project: Estação Antártica Comandante Ferraz II
  • Location: Antartica
  • Photography: Studio RSI
  • Software used: 3DS Max
  • Architecture :
    Grégory Bousquet – sócio
    Carolina Bueno – sócia
    Olivier Raffaelli – sócio
    Guillaume Sibaud – sócio
    Ricardo Innecco – chefe de projeto
    Felipe Alves – Arquiteto
    Murilo Gabriele – Arquiteto
    Alfredo Luvison – Arquiteto
    Luiz adriano Trindade de Almeida – coordinação geral

Image courtesy Triptyque Arquitetura

The plan of the bases is based on the displacement of dangerous units away from the heart. This radiant core implies a central point of life surrounded by units heterogeneous, a complicated logistics with strong environmental impact, due to the use of motorized transport, cables, pathways and sheds.

Therefore, the new EACF is projected onto a line of distribution, a backbone that allows the sectorization of uses, the hierarchy of needs and compression of spaces, creating its own logistics that, from a technical and human viewpoint, solves its disposal. This branch, grouping all programs in a way only, increases the visual impact of the base and reduces environmental impact.

Image courtesy Triptyque Arquitetura

At ground level, seeking minimal impact to let the water from defrost pass and let the wind flow to prevent the accumulation of snow, is proposed to support the station on stilts. Its elevation allows the use of a logistic system of lifting and displacement, simple and efficient, composed by a crane. The structure of the base, used in this way, free the land from any mechanical interference, and determines ways to protect pedestrians or machines. The boat’s material may land directly from the beach, once stabilized.

Image courtesy Triptyque Arquitetura

The crane uses this line distributor depending on the destination of the material that may serve to the construction of the base and then be integrated to it. The structuring axis of the base is divided at its tip to accommodate the Y living units, minimal three points image of distribution, characterizing the station, allowing quick and simple connection between the modules. In addition to fit the terrain, it develops forming a sunny square in front of the social center, meeting place, once used in a logistic invasive way by the machines.

Image courtesy Triptyque Arquitetura


Categories: 3dS Max, Eco-Center

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