The images at right demonstrate a realworld example of a travelling, hybrid architecture. Two traditional Inuit qamutiks (sledges) are placed side-by-side over a tarp (top). A large cotton tent with ridge pole is erected over the two sledges (middle). The two sledges thus become an enclosed sleeping shelter for the night (bottom).
The Inuit extended the life of their igloos by adding an insulating fabric or skin layer on the interior, protecting the snow shelter from the melting heat of the bodies inside. Illustrations from Lee, Eskimo Architecture.
Published on May 16, 2011