CHANTIER POLAIRE    Avec Nicolas Dubreuil

Habiter la glace

Kullorsuaq               2016

Through Greenland, in the far north, passed the arctic circle, a village subsists hanged on a cliff, Kullorsuaq. It remains one of the last preserved traditional place where  ancestral Inuit way of living does survive as Dog sled hunt, ice fishing or the practice of animism. Not so long ago, there were sustainable thanks to their incredible understanding of the environnement from whom they belong.

In 2016, Bhaskara has been asked by Nicolas Dubreuil, a french anthropologist and author of several book related to his will to protect the north folks culture since decades, to restore and refurbish a dilapidated house over there, in Kullorsuaq (the bog thumb).

During 3 months, by the frozen ocean, surrounded by polar bears, seals and non-stop shining sun, we tried to rethink thermal insulation on the whole roof, rebuild floors, consolidate foundations and set up carpentry. The construction site was intense cause of tough meteorological conditions : blizzards, polar storms and snowfalls.

Nowdays this brave wood house is ready to host travellers, perched on the rocks and starring at icebergs.

march 16

greenland

contraintes

climat. situation géographique. matériaux.

axes

savoir faire. 

matériaux

bois.

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