ARCTIC CABINS HAVE WINDOWS HEWN FROM ICE (Jul, 1936)
ARCTIC CABINS HAVE WINDOWS HEWN FROM ICE
Log shelters constructed in northern Russia for Soviet fishermen have windows of ice instead of glass. Thick slabs, cut from clear ice, were hewn to shape, fitted into the window frames, and frozen in place. Constant sub-zero temperatures keep the ice windows frozen solid throughout the long winter months. Seen from the outside, the ice windows sparkle with the electric lights in the cabin’s interior.