salmela architect
duluth, minn.

On a rough-and-dirty construction site, this bespoke job trailer creates just the right image for its owner, a high-end contractor. Built on a stock flatbed, the wood frame is insulated, drywalled, and clad in sheets of recycled paper-resin. The equally sleek interior contains radiant heat under slate flooring, built-in casework, and low-voltage lighting. “It sets an impression and raises the expectations for subs and suppliers,” says David D. Salmela, FAIA.

“The wheels, the hubcaps—everything is beautiful,” a judge agreed, “and it provides a nice identity for the company.”


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product details

exterior siding: Skatelite, www.skatelite.com; hardware: Häfele America Co., www.hafele.com/us; hvac equipment: Coleman, www.colemanac.com; lighting fixtures: Tech Lighting, www.techlighting.com; paints/stains/wall finishes: Benjamin Moore, www.benjaminmoore.com; refrigerator: Sub-Zero, www.subzero.com