Architecture and Construction Technique in Northern Climate

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Gwich'in Settlement Area, Sahtu Settlement Area, Dehcho Region, North Slave Region, South Slave Region

Tags: physical sciences, social sciences, housing, engineering, construction, northern community, architecture

Principal Investigator: Nadji, Kayhan (2)
Licence Number: 11115
Organization: none
Licensed Year(s): 1992 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1991
Project Team: Self

Objective(s): To analyse the dominant factors influencing the shape of buildings in the arctic: sun, high wind velocities, low temperture rain, drifting snow, etc.; to study the structure and review the basic aspects of technical design as applicable to various types of construction; to study permafrost and its effect in northern architecture; to investigate concepts, ideas and solutions to improve the quality of contemporary architecture in the Northwest Territories.

Project Description: This research will investigate the relationship between the architectural and technical aspects of buildings and severe northern climate.