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  • Writer's pictureBorhan


The Inuit igloo is a marvelous feat of design. Compact snow bricks are layered on top of each other to form a dome without any additional support, so sturdy that if an adult stood on it, it would hold their weight. With snow as an insulator, it melts in the warm interior, and hardens into ice when the igloo’s occupants leave, strengthening the structure. In the harsh conditions of the Central Arctic, the igloo makes for ingenious structural design, a beacon of warmth in the cold, cold Canadian snow.

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