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Svalbard2050, 2019

Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

Speculative Architecture

Responsive envelope, sensors, compounds, wood, glass

The buildings on Svalbard are built on permafrost. By 2050 the permafrost will have melted and the sea level will have heightened by 65 metres. In order to survive in Svalbard, the inhabitants will have to move from the ground to the sea. New houses will be built with a displacement boat hull as the foundation and an envelope responsive to the environment. Sensors will collect real-time environmental data and the structure and the skin will adapt to temperature, light, wind, humidity, and position of the house.​​

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future house hills view cold conditions.
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