At first glance, this may look like a scene from The Matrix, but this is just a research facility. It’s officially called the “Transformable Antarctic Research Facility”, and is basically a sprawling center for vital research as well as environmental tourism, filled with spaces like exhibition halls, exercise rooms, accommodation, conference chambers, observation decks, and port transportation stations. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
My Modern Met reports, “Located on a rugged coastline, the dynamic structure juts out over the water while also extending upwards with a curved glass tower. The architecture student’s primary design tool was biomimicry, as shown in the way the facility’s sweeping shape mimics the jagged, asymmetrical edges of ice formations along the Antarctic coast.”