Yesterday, at Kryton’s office in Vancouver we had our first snow fall of the season. In light of that, we’ve decided to dedicate this week’s Architectural Photo Friday for a modern igloo in Alaska.
Predominately used throughout northern Alaska and Canada, igloos are know for their unique dome shape and use of snow to shield them from some of the world’s harshest winters. Based on this, some locals in Alaska though it would be a great idea to open up an igloo hotel. The hotel did attract tourists, but unfortunately never opened! Some say it was due to finances and others say it was due to the architectural requirements.
While this particular structure may not have concrete in it, it’s a good opportunity to remember freeze thaw cycles and how the upcoming weather can negatively impact your project! Has it snowed in your region?