'Tis the season ... to check out all things snowy!
I've been trolling around the internets to see what people have accomplished using frozen water as a building material thus far -
I've checked out the Ice Hotels a few hundred times already as references for school projects;
there's one in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, for example:
and in Chena, Alaska:
It seems that most of the hotels/structures consider the building to be a plank slate, a clean palate, which is ripe for dressing up with colored lights. While there's some play with opacity and translucence based on the texture of the ice, I would have expected it to be pumped up even more. Nevertheless, they've gotta be amazing spaces to experience!