Global warming is resulting in the meltdown of the Arctic snow, raising the brows of the environmentalists across the world, but dissolving glaciers have also opened the doors to the rich minerals and natural wealth of the freezing zones. However, surviving or working in the demanding conditions of the Arctic isn’t as easy as it looks from the outskirt. Designed to provide a shelter and working space in the chilling environment, the “Desktop” is a business and residential media module that offers a comfortable living and workspace for a group of three people for 15 days. Featuring a case finished in carbon panels and thermo-insulating membranes made from polyethylene, the Arctic module is a mobile structure capable of operating in both Arctic and moderate climate conditions (-40 to +10 degree Celsius).
Measuring 1600 x 2000mm (when amassed) and weighing 1300 kg, the module can easily be transported from one place to another and assembled with little effort. Powered by a 6kw diesel generator and 0.2kw solar battery, the module comes equipped with a microwave oven, stove and transformable wash-bowl, while the bed transforms into an open workplace. The module presents a bright and sunny color scheme to enlighten the atmosphere within.