habitation in extreme environments

habitation in extreme environments

habitation in extreme environments

studio report from fall 2014 option studio at gsd harvard university

alaska was the focus of a design investigation for sustainable housing at the graduate school of design in cambridge, ma.  spela videcnik and rok oman invited me to come to the school and present some context for building in alaska to the students. as part of the workshop we discussed the great potential for design excellence in alaska. for the book published on the studio work i tried to summarize some thoughts on the challenge for design in the far north. the studio work was exhibited at gund hall and at a pop-up exhibition at the anchorage museum as part of the polar lab series.

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