Part of a series that explores the role of teaching and research in progressive architecture, Barents Sea Lessons looks at the work done by architecture students from laba, also known as Laboratory Basel and part of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Starting with the thesis that the ocean is an urbanized territory, students completed a one-year investigation of the remote yet resource-rich area. The book is divided into three sections that each reflect laba’s methodology. The first section presents a detailed, interdisciplinary analysis of the Barents Sea. The second part documents a ten-day workshop in the region that the laba students attended. The book concludes with the thirteen architectural projects that synthesize the needs of the region, the information gathered during the workshop, and specific architectural propositions put forth in the introductory analysis. This volume displays the new, comprehensive approach to architectural education that laba embraces.