rua das trinas, 81, r/c, 1200-856 lisboa
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sa23 fata morgana
tromso, norway, 2003 - mentioned
in tromso, nature is harsh. human presence is only tolerated and every sign of it is mistreated. ice an snow are the most common things in this place. why don’t we use it? like neutrogena hand cream, we propose a new urban scale norwegian formula to protect nature and human activities. to build an iceberg and put human and nature protected inside. this outer skin is the result of accumulation of ice and snow during winter time and provides the extra thermal comfort that people need. although it seems a paradox, this is one of the best natural thermal insulation materials and in tromsø it is available year round for free. human activities can take place everyday, no matter how’s the weather outside.