In a much warmer climate and involving no Eskimos, a large igloo was recently built in the heart of Hamburg, Germany. The project is the work of German artist Ralf Schmerberg who used no ice but instead 312 refrigerators to build the huge domed structure.
The project is not only a curiosity for the eye, but also for the brain. Wanting to raise awereness for the incredible amount of energy used by common household appliances, Schmerberg placed a large display outside the igloo that shows how much electricity the 312 fridges would use if connected to power.
To see other projects by Ralf Schmerberg, see his website at ralfschmerberg.de