Winnipeg is a city of 600 thousand inhabitants in Canadian prairie: the coldest city with this amount of citizens, after Siberia. A place where winter can last half of the year. The white landscapes of Winnipeg give a warm refugee to its citizens in the middle of the prairie. The architecture studio Patkau Architects created a series of small wood refugees on a triangular base. These structures are adaptable and repel the snow, although they allow the entrance of a cordial wind, and help the communication between the people in each module. These refugees make possible take advantage of the disadvantages of weather to transform them in an architectonic and town planning excuse.
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