"I wanted to capture the spirit but in an abstract way that allows people their own interpretation. This is not an intellectual process. It's strictly working with form." said Soranno - project architect
Creating dramatic architecture can be challenging in an icy climate where people prioritize function over flamboyance and where the natural environment can satisfy their desire for beauty. The state of Alaska has breathtaking vistas of mountains, snow flats, and the dancing aurora borealis, but its urban landscapes have tended to remain resilient and simple... more in architectureweek
Hammel, Green and Abrahamson Inc.
University of Alaska Museum of the North
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