When, at the start of February, London ground to a halt in the heaviest snowfalls for 18 years, it brought home to the populace how unprepared they were for the white stuff and its consequences. Yet what passes for a blizzard in London would be shrugged off in the Alaskan city of Anchorage as a mere dusting. Here, snow lies feet thick and winter daytime temperatures oscillate between-15[degrees]C and-1[degrees]C. But Alaskans are resilient souls and recently celebrated their sub-arctic climate through Freeze, a month-long programme of conferences, performances and exhibitions exploring aspects of a hyperborean (extremely northerly) existence. People have lived in the Arctic regions …
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Publication information: Article title: Delight. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: The Architectural Review. Volume: 225. Issue: 1345 Publication date: March 2009. Page number: 98. © 2008 EMAP Architecture. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.