By: Ruth Slavid(Author), James Morris(Illustrator)
96 pages, 80 colour & 40 b/w photos and illustrations
Halley VI Research Station is the first fully re-locatable research station in the world. It was commissioned in 2006 and its unique and innovative structure was the result of an international design competition in collaboration with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The research facility is segmented into eight modules, each sitting atop ski-fitted, hydraulic legs that can be individually raised to overcome snow accumulation and allowing the module being towed independently to a new location. Halley VI is designed by London-based Hugh Broughton Architects and AECOM, a US-based architecture and building engineering enterprise.
Ice Station tells the story of this exciting piece of architecture in an essay by Ruth Slavid. Around 100 photographs, mostly in colour, plans and diagrams document the various modules of the re-locatable station and its present site. Captions offering comprehensive technical information about the structure complement the images. Photographs are contributed by British photographer James Morris, who has gained much international recognition for his work in architectural and landscape photography.
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