Built by firm BOF Architects, the Indian Research Base is a self-sufficient center constructed out of 134 separate units.

Built by Hamburg-based firm BOF Architects, the Indian Research Base in Larsemann Hills, Antarctica is a self-sufficient center made from 134 shipping containers. Housing India’s national Center for Antarctic and Ocean Research, the structure can easily be disassembled and transported elsewhere.

The 27,000 sq ft facility is wrapped in an insulating aerodynamic metal skin and energy is provided using a combination of heat and power units. The residu­al heat from electri­ci­ty production is enough to keep the research station warm all year round.

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