Arctic Perspective Initiative (API) is proud to announce the publication of the first of four Cahiers, published in conjunction with the project Arctic Perspective.

Arctic Perspective Cahier no. 1: Architecture focuses on Arctic architecture and documents the results of the international API design competition.

It is edited by Andreas Müller (An Architektur, Berlin), designed by Ziga Testen (Maastricht/Ljubljana), and published by Hatje Cantz (Ostfildern).

The whole API Cahiers series editors are: Inke Arns, Matthew Biederman, Marko Peljhan and Nicola Triscott

Order physical copies through:

Hatje Cantz Website
(it should be available on other amazon sites soon - stay tuned)

Also Published under a CC license, feel free to download a PDF copy.

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2010 Exhibitions

Sorry, but our 2010 exhibitions are now closed.  There is plenty of documentation available here on our site.  Please drop us a line if you'd like specific information related to it. All the works are available to travel, please send all enquiries to: info[at]arcticperspective[dot]org

API @ HMKV                                      API @ CANADA HOUSE
June 18 – October 10, 2010                                    May 21 - September 30, 2010


Download a PDF of the exhibition short guide in English or German


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Spring 2010 Images Online

API meeting with Mittimatilik HTO members to discuss design of the Kallitaq

Images are online from our recent fieldwork conducted in Mittimatilik, Igloolik, and Iqaluit.  This spring we tested several systems, conducted meetings discussing the future design and implementations of API, and held workshops on FLOSS. Too many great ideas and expereinces to list here, but they will bubble up through our future work.  We succesfully tested our MPS - a renewable power system that continues to generate electricty in Igloolik, and we also conducted a two way video conference from a remote location on Siurarjuk Penninsula, Baffin Island to London UK, all powered from solar. A first, for sure.

see the Photo Archive for more images

Solar panels powering the live video conference from Suirarjuk Penninsula, NU to London, UK

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IGLUTAQ Construction Continues

David and Taylor inside the hard shell.  In early May, API will test the unit on the land, and present the initial design to several communites in Nunavut to further refine the design through community input.

API Exhibition, London UK

The API exhibition will show specially commissioned architectural models of the winning entries from an international open design competition for the mobile unit, which received more than 100 entries from over 30 countries. It will also showcase documentation of the project's development, including photographs and films from the team’s trip in summer 2009 made with Igloolik elders and Isuma TV, re-visiting former settlements around the Foxe basin.  The winning unit architectural designs by Richard Carbonnier (Canada), Catherine Rannou (France) and Giuseppe Mecca (Italy) will be displayed.

Open weekdays 10am–6pm

Canada House
5 Trafalgar Square
London SW1Y 5BJ
United Kingdom

Presented in conjunction with the London Festival of Architecture

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