University of Hawaii Manoa: Architecture School

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    Joseph Ferraro

    By SkyeArchitectureBlog
    Apr 3, '13 11:19 PM EST

    In Ferraro's presentation he mentions about the process of building in the South Pole. Because of the heavy snow and wind, the piling up of snow is a big factor and problem. The wind tends to pass towards the building causing the snow to be pushed towards the facade of the bulding. As the snow is being pushed towards the building, the snow tends to pile up.
         The solution to this situation is "Drift Modeling." Ferraro mentioned that drift modeling was the best solution. This technique is used by elevating the building, leaving enough space for snow to pushed past under the building. This technique also aids in the decision of which direction should the building be faced, as well as proper living conditions.

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