Antarctic bases went from wooden huts to sci-fi chic

Halley VI, however, is Antarctica's first relocatable research station. Its eight connected pods like giant train carriages, which can be isolated to limit the spread of fire sit on hydraulic legs mounted on huge, 8m long skis.

In 2013, India unveiled its Bharati station, with a similar modernist design. It was made from 134 prefabricated shipping containers, for ease of transport and construction, but you would never guess it from the outside.

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