Arctic Mobile Unit: Stay warm in frigid conditions at the end of the earth
Good news for researchers who work under freezing conditions at the end of the earth in the North Pole and Arctic. 2-B-2 Architectureâ€™s Andrey Bondarenko has come up with unique equipment that keeps three people cozy and safe in the chilly weather for a good 15 days. Dubbed the Arctic Mobile Unit, the tiny living space is equipped with a solar battery and power generator operated between -40 to +10C and can withstand winds up to 85 km/hour (about 50 mph).
The Arctic Mobile Unit consists of module parts that make up a washroom, work/rest area, galley and kitchen. It also has a solar-powered battery that collects energy and a 5-kilowatt generator that powers a snow melter. Both of these account in keeping the occupants warm from the frigid conditions. The unit that is capable of being folded into a compact form measuring just 2000 x 1600 x 2300 mm, is made up of a steel frame, and clad with carbon panels and polyethylene, thermo-insulating membranes. The folding option and its weight of 1500kgs make comparatively easy to transport from location to location.