Vernacular Dwellings: Igloo Design

Posted on by Lauren M

We're taking a glimpse into the history and construction of one the ultimate forms of vernacular design- the Igloo.  We'll look at how and where this building typology is used and address points of interest that still resonate today as models for how to approach sustainable design and historical precedent.


As we continue to improve sustainable design strategies, looking back at how humans provided themselves with shelter can inform our understanding of how to best address site conditions.


on 2011-02-24 23:05 by Lauren Moss

Today's timely Inhabitat article takes a look at another recent interpretation of this building typology by French artist Bibi... 

Read more here, and feel free to share any contemporary interpretations of the traditional 'Snow House' you may find as well.  Thanks!

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photo by dave kavAn  "architectural postmodernist inuit concept", the Bibligloo addresses  social, environmental, and cultural concerns regarding climate change  and it's effects through this unique and visually intriguing eco art  installation of recycled water jugs.