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Svalbard houses

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Svalbard houses

I am in Longyearbyen, the capital of the Norwegian islands of Svalbard, near the North Pole , in the northernmost inhabited part of the planet. It’s like being at the extreme. Can be both the beginning and the end. It’s midnight sun or the dark endless polar night. It gives you insomnia or you enter into a long sleep . It’s the most hostile or friendly . Night or day. A place that should not be easy to live and a place where I would stay . A beautiful, tough and puzzling dichotomy that man had to solve when he decided to live here.
On the facades of their houses is the answer… (find more pics and the answer at artitekture.net)