Friday, April 17, 2009
--"An Exploration of Indigenous Building Forms"
I can't praise this project highly enough. A services center for a First Nations community in Nova Scotia, the building it based on a traditional Native American Longhouse. Not only is it visually stunning, but its dimensions simultaneously provide passive solar warmth while diverting significant snowfalls--gains first understood by First Nations who built long houses centuries ago. Congratulations to Piskwepaq Design Inc. on a commendable job!