Polar Hen

Mjolk Architects, based in the Czech Republic, is one of 5 winners in the Warming Huts v. 2012 Design Competition.  Their entry, dubbed the Polar Hen, is created by pumping and spraying riverwater over an air-filled silicon support structure (an egg-shaped balloon).  The water freezes on the surface, creating a thick shell.  The silicon is then deflated and removed, leaving behind a transparent igloo that will, come spring, return to its origin.

The 5 winning hut designs have been built and are located on the Assiniboine River in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

View a video of the creation of the POLAR HEN.

See the other winning entries below or check out the competition website

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