The plastic igloo structure PolyShell, created by engineer Søren Jensen, is a large curved shelter that is constructed to prove the functionality of thin materials for building.
Through attempting to research how extremely thin materials with barely any stiffness could be used to construct large enclosing structures, the designer created this plastic igloo. Using digital technology that has made many feats of engineering and architecture easier to accomplish, the PolyShell is a large white structure, which has a surface that looks like a compound eye.
The plastic igloo is also environmentally friendly as it is made from 100% recycled polypropylene sheets. The PolyShell igloo could have important implications for the purposes of building homes and other structures with repurposed and limited materials.