The interior of an igloo is a dome-shaped space with ice and snow-packed walls. While the size of an igloo can vary considerably from a small hunting or fishing shelter to a larger gathering place, the interior walls are... More »

The Inuit, also known as the Eskimos, are said to have invented the igloo. The Inuit used igloos as hunting and fishing camps for their men traveling far from home on expeditions. Igloos were easy to build and did not re... More »

Soundproof isolation should feature variable density, increased mass and placement between two separate interior walls with an empty space left in between. Soundproof isolation materials typically alternate between high ... More »

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Igloos keep residents warm through a variety of different construction elements, including the combined use of compact snow in the main blocks and ice along the interior walls. Additionally, the manner in which the inter... More »

Wealthy Roman women wore long tunics, called stolas, over a second, longer tunic, referred to as the tunica interior. The stola was usually longer than the under tunic, for the purpose of showing off the layers, which wa... More »

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The Kwakiutl nation, one of many of the Kwawkwaka'wakw people, dwells in traditional housing with a heavy timber frame and plank walls, typically of cedar, for permanent residences. These dwellings are used through the w... More »

The Inuit built permanent and temporary shelters from ice, stone, animal hides and earth. They made the well-known igloos from compacted snow with animal skin door flaps, and they made turf huts from large stones and tur... More »