designing for the arctic

designing for the arctic class
at the national building museum’s
homeschool day.


signGirl became an architect for the class. Her task was to design a home for a family whose new house would be in Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost city in the US. The family wanted an environmentally sustainable home that could work with the extremely cold climate of the Arctic Circle. She and her “co-workers” investigated the climate and geography of the city, learned about green homes from the past and present, and green technologies and materials, and then she designed and constructed a model home to meet her clients’ needs.


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