The Times May 2021
Could humans live on Mars? Why the architecture of polar bases holds the key
The revived appetite for space exploration is as much of a challenge for architects as it is for engineers as they draw up plans for how we might colonise the solar system, writes Jonathan Morrison
The Believer April 2020
Eco Thoughts: An Interview with Hugh Broughton
“When we arrived it was overcast and so cold and I could hardly imagine spending more than a few hours there let alone a few weeks. But its amazing how it grabs you. The cold is also incredibly enlivening as is the sense of isolation, which is quickly countered by the support offered by a small and very tightly knit community all working with a single purpose.”
Architecture New Zealand November 2018
An Antarctic collaboration
New Zealand’s research station at Scott Base, established by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1957, is nearing the end of its functional life and requires a “modern, low-impact, efficient base” to support the future needs of the country’s scientists and strategic interests in a better way. British firm Hugh Broughton Architects (HBA) and New Zealand practice Jasmax are currently working on proposals for its redevelopment. Justine Harvey interviewed HBA’s Hugh Broughton and Stephen Middleton from Jasmax about designing in Antarctica and working in one of the most collaborative design teams imaginable.
Architects Choice November 2018
Hugh Broughton profile
Hugh Broughton is founder and director of Hugh Broughton Architects. Editor, Jade Tilley, talks to Hugh about modernist influences and the logistics of working in remote locations.
Stories from Supple June 2018
Buildings for extreme environments
Hugh Broughton is a British architect and one of the world's leading designers of buildings for extreme, isolated environments. In 2005 his practice Hugh Broughton Architects won the international competition for the design of a new British research station in Antarctica. This has led to commissions in other extreme, isolated environments as well as further commissions in polar regions. I spoke to Hugh about the polar research station he designed for the British Antarctic Survey as well as some of his projects in other inaccessible environments.
AIA Dallas Springboard April 2017
A conversation with Hugh Broughton
In a recent Dallas Architecture Forum speaking engagement at The Magnolia Theatre, Hugh Broughton showcased some of the practice's work for the Polar regions as well as other renovation and rehabilitation projects.
The following day, Ryan Flener of Good Fulton & Farrell Architects, had the opportunity to meet with him to discuss his ideas, practice, and thoughts on Dallas.
inter - view December 2016
While visiting Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Hugh Broughton sat down with Phillip Denny to talk about Antarctica, Ruskin and “humanistic modernism.”
Concrete Quarterly February 2016
Lasting Impression: Mindblowing Sounds and Multisensory Experiences
Concrete Quarterly asked Hugh Broughton to reflect on the concrete buildings which have most inspired him.
Museums Journal January 2016
How do architectural practices go about designing and reimagining museums and galleries? Reporting for Museums Journal, John Holt interviewed Hugh Broughton to find out.
Building Design September 2015
Hugh Broughton's inspiration: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Hugh Broughton knows the Spanish capital’s buildings intimately but the one that really stood out was Rafael Moneo’s magnificent art gallery.
By Pamela Buxton