igloo and dome comparisons

igloo and dome comparisons

 igloo + dome hybrid

igloo + dome hybrid

Shelter Reflections
2014
ceiling tile, brass, mirror mylar, brass twine, carpet tiles
15’ x 15’ x 4’8”

Thaw Hut Competition
January 11 - 12, 2014
Media Architecture Design Edmonton (MADE) and Deep Freeze Winter Festival, Edmonton, AB

 

With a $100 budget from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, the assembly and presentation of this structure took place over the course of one week in early January. Ceiling tiles and brass pieces were selected to form the structure. Carpet and plywood were used to insulate the floor. By combining the shape of an igloo with that of an arch, the shelter became a hybrid of two typologies. The interior was lined with mirror mylar, a reflective source for heat.