Residence Reminiscences Set up / balbek bureau
Textual content description offered by the architects. Kyiv-based studio balbek bureau created an artwork mission for the Vernadsky Analysis Base in Antarctica. The ‘Residence. Reminiscences’ set up positioned on the island of Galindez is impressed by the picture of a standard Ukrainian home.
The mission was commissioned by the Nationwide Antarctic Analysis Middle and carried out with the assist of the Silpo retail chain. The development was dealt with by the Marvel Workshop bureau.
In November 2021, balbek bureau was tasked to repurpose a defunct gas tank on the Ukrainian Vernadsky (former British Faraday) analysis base. The set up, meant as a visible deal with for the station employees and vacationers, needed to be simply assembled, immune to extreme climate circumstances, and protected for greater than 3,500 penguins residing on the island.
Envisioning the station as a ‘dwelling away from dwelling’ for the polar researchers, the architects designed an set up based mostly on a composite picture of a Ukrainian rural home. A skinny detailed body across the tank resembles a pencil sketch: as if somebody, reminiscing, attracts their childhood dwelling from reminiscence.
To accompany the set up, balbek bureau created a mini exposition with souvenirs from Ukraine, together with a pattern of the UNESCO-listed Kosiv painted ceramics and a lump of coal from the Donetsk area embedded in resin. The exhibition was later expanded with the assistance of the Ministry of Tradition and Data Coverage of Ukraine.
The disassembled construction was delivered to the Vernadsky base within the spring of 2022, however the mounting was postponed on account of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In February 2023, balbek bureau’s CEO, architect Slava Balbek and the Marvel Workshop head Dmytro Zinoviev headed to Antarctica and accomplished the mission.