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“The death of George Floyd has become a catalyst for social change and urban redevelopment”

May 25, 2022 James Garrett Jr 0
George Floyd tribute

A promising new future for Minneapolis is emerging from the trauma of George Floyd’s murder by a police officer two years ago, writes his friend and local architect James Garrett Jr. I have come to understand the suffering and death of George Floyd (or Big Floyd, as we knew him) as both a catalyst and

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Henning Larsen creates gridded facade for Minneapolis Public Service Building

May 6, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
Minneapolis Public Service building

Global firm Henning Larsen Architects prioritised openness and connectivity to create a Minnesota government building that is part of a “new coalition of civic architecture across the United States”. The Minneapolis Public Service Building sits within the city’s Government District in the downtown area, right next to bus and light rail stops. The US Bank

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Japanese architecture informs design of Minnesota house by Salmela Architect

January 8, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
Fifty-Acre Wood was clad in timber

A cluster of wood-clad buildings surround a central courtyard at this Minnesota residence by US firm Salmela Architect that was designed for clients who formerly lived in Japan. The project, called Fifty-Acre Wood, is located in Stillwater – a historic town located along the St Croix River, just beyond Minneapolis. The house rests on a

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Salmela Architect wraps Feldmann Residence in Minnesota with Black stucco

December 17, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0

American firm Salmela Architect has created a Minnesota home for a physicist and an eye doctor that is meant to resemble a “scientific instrument with multiple viewing apertures”. The Feldmann Residence is located in Wayzata, a suburban community near Minneapolis. The dwelling stands out in its neighbourhood, which is dotted with expansive homes, many of

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Salmela designs Electric Bungalow in Minnesota for architecture professor

May 2, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Electric Bungalow by Salmela Architect

American firm Salmela Architect has designed a solar-powered, urban infill house that is meant to demonstrate a new way forward for single-family housing. The project, called Electric Bungalow, is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It was designed for Thomas Fisher, a longtime architecture professor at the University of Minnesota, and his wife, Claudia Wielgorecki. The

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“As a predominantly white profession, we recognise that we have contributed to this pain”

Broken by AIA Minnesota

In the light of the murder of George Floyd, architects must accept they have not done enough to tackle racial inequality, write Karen Lu and Mary-Margaret Zindren of the Minnesota chapter of the American Institute of Architects. We grieve and protest the murder of George Floyd. We see the soul-deep exhaustion and pain of the

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Frank Lloyd Wright house in Minnesota dismantled and moved to Pennsylvania

June 4, 2019 Jenna McKnight 0
RW Lindholm House by Frank Lloyd Wright moved from Minnesota to Pennsylvania

A 1950s dwelling that is one of the Usonian homes that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for middle-class residents has been moved from its original site in Minnesota to a private estate located near Fallingwater. The RW Lindholm House – often referred to as Mäntylä, which is Finnish for “house among the pines” – was built

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Cube-shaped skylights illuminate Deloia Residence by Salmela Architect

July 26, 2018 James Brillon 0

US firm Salmela Architect has completed its second commission for a family in Duluth, Minnesota: a single-storey residence overlooking Lake Superior that is dotted with geometric skylights. The studio, also based in Duluth, was tapped by clients for whom they had previously designed a rural residence. “Deciding to move into the city of Duluth, our

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Altus designs Minnesota home and accompanying “shiny shed” to blend with the forest

March 13, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

US studio Altus Architecture + Design has created a low-lying residence for a wooded site in Minnesota with glazed and cedar walls, along with a detached shed wrapped in polished and mirrored stainless steel. The Woodland House is located in a small village just outside of Minneapolis. Sited on a forested plateau, the single-family home

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