More stories about MINNESOTA

  • saving grace

    Remember your grandmother who never threw anything away? She saved old magazines, used wrapping paper, and out-of-style clothes because she never knew when she might need them. Wynne Yelland, AIA, and Paul Neseth, AIA, know how she felt. The partners at Minneapolis design/build firm LOCUS...

  • can do

    Alchemy Architects: Lightolier's energy-saving Calculite LED.

  • tera firma

    Alchemy Architects: Teragren's Synergy strand bamboo flooring.

  • rain coat

    Alchemy Architects: VaproShield's WallShield breathable membrane.

  • university of minnesota's icon solar house

  • salmela architect

    Sun-drenched white walls, taut wood, and trim slate-gray floors are trademarks of David Salmela's Scandinavia-inspired architecture. Add a cobalt blue conference table and precise stacks of white project boxes, and you have his Duluth, Minn., workspace.

  • christine l. albertsson, aia, and todd p. hansen, aia

    Last summer, Albertsson Hansen Architecture seemed on track for one of its best years ever. The Minneapolis firm had found a niche designing residential remodels and new houses, and had added staff each year since its start in 2000.

  • remote control

    Architect and prefab purveyor Geoffrey Warner, AIA, says most of the requests for his modern, modular weeHouses are for use as vacation homes.

  • the streeter house, deephaven, minn.

    The design of this house nestled between pond and marsh is all about controlling views. The site looks remote, but the hitherto “unbuildable” lot is actually wedged into a cluster of homes ringing a communal pond.

  • Case Study House Architect Ralph Rapson Dies

    Minnesota modernist Rapson,a renowned architect and educator, was the last surviving of the original eight case study architects.