Future, Googie Brothers Point – Macquarie Island, Antarctic

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Hut, Hut, Googie de Brothers Point

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The initial impetus behind the creation of Futuro was the desire to create a lightweight ski cabin, portable and easy to heat that could be located in an opponent. It is clear that these criteria have Futuro at least one candidate for hosting some of the many expeditions and scientific bases that dot Antarctica and which probably has the coolest climate and most inhospitable of the planet.

Le «Googie» Hut, or simply "Googie" as it is often called was a modified Futuro made in Australia specifically for use in the Antarctic region. The most obvious difference was the reduced number of windows, but it retained most of Futuro design features, including sitting on a steel cradle. Bubble fiberglass, usually orange, which is mounted on a steel chassis..

Department of Environment and Energy Australian Antarctic Division

Station Macquarie Island

Macquarie Island is a sub-Antarctic island a World Heritage Site located in the Southern Ocean, halfway between Australia and Antarctica. “Macca” fact 34 km long and 5 km wide at its widest point. When the weather is nice, it takes about three days to reach the island from Hobart Macquarie. The initial impetus behind the creation of Futuro was the desire to create a lightweight ski cabin, portable and easy to heat that could be located in an opponent. It is clear that these criteria have Futuro at least one candidate for hosting some of the many expeditions and scientific bases that dot Antarctica and which probably has the coolest climate and most inhospitable of the planet.

From the Serie “UNESCO Sites famous in Australia”

The territory of the & rsquo; Heard Island and McDonald Islands is an Australian territory composed & rsquo; a volcanic group’ arid islands of Antarctica, about two thirds of the way between Madagascar and’ Antarctic. The overall size of the group is 372 square kilometers (144 square miles) and 101,9 km (63 my) next to. Discovered in the mid nineteenth century, the islands are an Australian territory since 1947 and contain the only two active volcanoes in the country . The top of the & rsquo; a, Mawson Peak, is higher than n & rsquo; any mountain on the Australian mainland. The islands lie on the Kerguelen Plateau in the & rsquo; Indian Ocean.

The islands are among the most remote places on Earth : They are located about 4 099 km south-west of Perth , at 4 845 km southwest of Cape Leeuwin , in Australia, at 4 200 km south-east South Africa, at 3 830 km southeast of Madagascar , at 1 630 km north of the & rsquo; Antarctic and 450 km southeast of Kerguelen. The islands are currently uninhabited. These islands are of volcanic origin that determines their rock structure. The archipelago has a harsh climate. For a significant part of the year, the island is covered with snow. The main representatives of the flora in its territory are lichens and mosses.

Heard and McDonald Islands, Australia Senior representatives of the fauna of the island are the penguins, pinnipeds and seabirds. Despite the meager flora and fauna, l & rsquo; Heard Island and & rsquo; McDonald Island represents a unique protected area. The general area of ​​the marine reserve occupies 65 000 km2. Several research camps and bases hosting scientists around the world are built on islands.

L & rsquo; archipelago was discovered in 1833. British Captain Peter Kemp became the first European to set foot on the territory of uninhabited islands. Thereafter, the earth has been constantly visited during 20 years, mainly for fishing purposes. A valuable fur seals, meat of elephant seals, penguin eggs and many other valuable resources attracted hunting expeditions. In the mid 19th century, Fishing was banned, and researchers have become the main guests in this corner. Today, some island areas are available for tourists, who can visit the archipelago in organized tours. These places are ranked high for their unique landscape.

Camp de la baie de Spit, île Heard.
Although the concept of the hut "Googie" as advanced model, bigger and stronger of the hut "apple" is about eight years, the former have been constructed that time last summer. One was placed on the island Berchervaise off Mawson and four are now at Heard Island.

The integrated glass fiber shell with a door and four or five windows weighs about 600 kg and increases 750 kg when fitted to a long-term accommodation. The shell of maximum diameter of five meters (at the height of the bench) contains an effective space of volume three times that of the hut "apple" of 3 meters in diameter. The shape is aerodynamically efficient, assisting air movement and preventing any snow accumulation.

The total height of 3 meters permits 2. 4 meters maximum height inside the ground covering a storage area 2 cubic meters floor heating with heat exchangers around the wall. internally, the space is divided into six segments (one of which serves as input) which can be arranged as needed with 'modules' standard, including a sofa (which is a bed of 2 m 90cm), a work bench and possibly showers and toilets . In comparison, huts "apple" of 3 m in diameter and a height of 2,1 m are a bit small for occupancy throughout the year and built in sections for easy transport are not as strong as the integrated unit.



Hägglunds vehicle (Photo: John Burgess)

A new cabin Googie “ for Béchervaise Island

8 September 2015In the first part of this story, the wooden platform for the new Googie was built, and solid anchors to secure it were placed in the rock. It was the 10 August Mawson, a clear windless place, ideal conditions to tow the huts panels and the floor of the island resort Béchervaise and assemble together. With a team of four volunteer workers, everything went well, the main challenge being to place and tighten the many small bolts and nuts holding the panels together. This is a tedious task in the best case, with the pre-drilled holes in fiberglass not always aligned exactly.

Weather conditions were ideal for the month of August but with a temperature of -25 ° C, bolts and nuts were impossible to manipulate with gloves. This problem was solved by using a heat gun to blow hot air on the fingers of the person working with bare hands. At the end of the day, the cabin was in position and anchored temporarily with ratchet straps. During the following week, when time permitted, the Googie Béchervaise Island was finished: ceiling vents were positioned, board joints were sealed, stainless steel shrouds were fixed and furniture were installed. The cabin has been tested in several blizzards with winds up to 90 nodes and performed flawlessly. It will undoubtedly refuge for many years scientists studying Adélie penguins in the summer and shippers Mawson seeking a day or two away from the resort during winter.

Assemble panels, working of the door in the direction of clockwise. (Photo: John Burgess)

At lunch time, the time was still in place and the floor and half of the panels were in place. (Photo: John Burgess)

With the temperature about -25 ° C, the use of a heat gun makes it possible to apply and tighten the many bolts and nuts holding the panels together, bare fingers.(Photo: John Burgess)

Peter Lecompte, Charlie Howell et Peter Layt – a happy team at the end of a busy day. The ratchet straps securing the hut anchors were temporary and were later replaced by stainless steel guy wires. (Photo: John Burgess)

(Photo: John Burgess)

The laboratory googie hut Bechervaise Island, with the new hut behind Googie. (Photo: John Burgess)

CABIN & rsquo; IGLOO Satellite

Exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York: MUSEUM , in collaboration with the Confluence Museum and the Royal BC Museum, Victoria, Canada.

Conception : American Museum of Natural History (New York, USA) in collaboration with the Confluence Museum and the Royal BC Museum (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)

Igloo satellite booths at Law-Racoviță station, Antarctic

L & rsquo; shelter Bubble Googie on a sled (Photo Vicki Heinrich)

Bubble Googie and polar pyramid tent - Field Camp, île Macey, Mawson, Antarctic (South)

THE TRUE FUTURO de Matti Suuronen

Googie “Hut”

The old cabin Googie (fabricated 1983) Mawson was towed and dismantled in the main store. It will be returned to Australia. (Photo: John Burgess)

Bivouac of Rhineland-Palatinate on the Wassertalkogel, Geigenkamm, Öztaler alps, Tirol, Austria.

A bivouac is a prefabricated shelter for hikers or climbers 4 at 12 beds.

The golf ball, hosting the GOES satellites, and the Skynet.

The Rawin cabin and radome building at Davis station in 1962. The Rawin building was built in Heard Island 1953. He was moved to Mawson 1955 after the closure of the station ANARE on & rsquo; Heard Island and later transferred to Davis. The oldest building on aujourd & rsquo station; hui, its conservation status is undisputed. (Photo: J. springs (YOU))

The project manager Halley VI Karl Tuplin stands next to the completed unit.

© British Antarctic Survey

Korea will be a second base in Antarctica

The Asian country is the & rsquo; forward with the construction of the modules that form the Jang Bogo station. He will begin to assemble in Antarctica before the end of the & rsquo; year and begin operating 2014. The station, that s & rsquo; call Jang Bogo , will be located in Terra Nova Bay and promises & rsquo; be a modern construction, respectful of & rsquo; environment and capable of & rsquo; welcome 60 people . Jang Bogo will be built in front of the Italian base Mario Zuchelli in an area near McMurdo bases, United States, and Scott from New Zealand, about 1700 km. South Pole. Its construction will take place in phases between December 2012 and March 2014, with an investment of 107 millions of dollars. The basic structures are built in Korea and then moved to Antarctica to be assembled during the months & rsquo; summer. The scientific program of the new base will focus on climate change in the sector & rsquo; & rsquo in Antarctica, Pacific Ocean . With its open throughout the & rsquo; year, Korea plans to monitor glaciers long term, sediments, l & rsquo; atmosphere and ecosystems of the region.

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Virginia Maneval

I am the daughter of Jean Benjamin Maneval, famous urban architect who notably created the Bulle Six Coques, a plastic house from the pop years. You can also find me on my Facebook page Bubblemania.fr or on my page La Bulle Six Coques by Jean Benjamin Maneval.

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