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Fabricating Grounds: Ice Shelter Installation / Koepcke + Prado

© Koepcke + Prado
© Koepcke + Prado

Under the guidance of David Mah, Carl Koepcke and Marshall Prado from Harvard Graduate School of Design created a system for constructing a rapidly deployable ice shelter using snow and ice as building materials.   The temporary shelter is intended for cold environments and utilizes the insulative properties and inherent compressive strength of the proposed building materials to craft a spatial catenary volume. More about the ice shelter after the break.