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Forbes: Extreme-Climate Homes

Frozen Wasteland Cocoons--East Ongul Island, Antarctica

Location: Antarctica

Outdoors, the thermometer reads 80 below and the winds whirl at 120 mph. Indoors, it’s toasty warm.The ultimate in form following way behind function, these Antarctic boxes are also wrapped in a “single shell,” with features to withstand the most unforgiving climactic conditions on the planet. Hardened at Japan’s Showa Station, near the northern part of Antarctica, Misawa Homes’s extreme-climate construction skills have evolved to include designs that the firm claims are built to withstand 100 years of Antarctic punishment.

(Image Courtesy of Forbes)

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