Brazil's Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station, a permanent research base operated by the country's Navy, was destroyed by a fire in February 2012. Architectural firm Triptyque Arquitetura entered this design as a potential replacement, and although it took second place, it still looks amazing.
It's a modular building, with with a core space branching out to different pods organized by their functions. It's all supported on stilts, for minimal environmental impact. According to the firm:
Great. But can it ski?