Terra Projects contributed these images to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.
Terra Projects designs structures that blend aesthetically and functionally with the natural environment, from Antarctic shelters to ventilation systems for smoke-choked Nepalese homes. Read Stacey Severn's interview with Terra's founder Dave Irwin, "Gimme Shelter: A Blueprint for Living in Extreme Environments," and see images from the firm's work below. (Images credit: Terra Projects)
Home sweet rig
Terra Project's RIG system was inspired by Greenland researchers' need for a stable platform to conduct research in a shifting glacial environment. Now, the platform is being considered for deployment in the Antarctic.
A rendering depicting how the Rig system could be deployed to Antarctica through existing aircraft delivery platforms.
The Rig system is not exclusively for scientists.
Brooklyn Bridge Project
Terra recently created an outdoor installation called Rhizome, in New York's Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Rhizome in New York
A closer view of a Rhizome structure.
Map of Brooklyn Bridge project
The Rhizome project in map view.
Safety project in Nepal
A perspective rendering of Vent, a system to ventilate homes in Nepal, which regularly fill with toxic smoke from cooking and other uses.
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