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Architectural GREENLAND tradition houses

Architectural GREENLAND


In Greenland, building houses on land is often difficult due to various environmental and geographic conditions specific to this Arctic region.

Much of the ground in Greenland is covered in permafrost, a permanently frozen layer of soil. Permafrost is fragile and can be damaged by direct construction, leading to stability issues and structural subsidence. Building on stilts avoids this by leaving the frozen ground intact.

It is important to note that construction techniques may vary between communities in Greenland depending on various factors, including geographic location, available resources and cultural traditions. Pilt construction is a strategy to address the unique challenges posed by this region’s Arctic environment.