Category Archives: Architecture

Funky box building in Inuvik

I like the blocky architecture of this new government building.

It’s interesting because it’s not symmetrical. Also, corrugated metal siding seems to be the new standard for buildings in the arctic.


Western Arctic Research Institute: Nice architecture and design!

A new building, in partnership with Aurora College, is getting ready to open in Inuvik.

The Western Arctic Research Institute was funded by the federal government to provide lab space and meeting rooms for visiting scientists. There will also be an effort to involve local people and have them see the research work that’s happening.

This is a beautiful and modern building, designed in an open and energy-efficient style, with exposed concrete, steel walkways, etc. Looks great!

Construction work

Here’s a worker with a torch, on the high corner of a new building.