Altus Architecture + Design - Uptown Penthouse in Minneapolis, Minnesota PDF Print Email
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Tuesday, 08 March 2011 11:21

Uptown-Penthouse-04---Dana-WheelockPhotograph by Dana WheelockThis sixth floor penthouse overlooks to city lakes, the Uptown retail district and the city skyline beyond.  Designed for a young professional, the space is shaped by distinguishing the private and public realms through sculptural spatial gestures.  Upon entry, a curved wall of white marble dust plaster pulls one into the space and delineates the boundary of the private master suite.

The master bedroom space is screened from the entry by a translucent glass wall layered with a perforated veil creating optical dynamics and movement. This functions to privatize the master suite, while still allowing light to filter through the space to the entry. Suspended cabinet elements of Australian Walnut float opposite the curved white wall and Walnut floors lead one into the living room and kitchen spaces.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 10:17
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Altus Architecture +Design - Farquar Lake Residence in Apple Valley, Minnesota PDF Print Email
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Tuesday, 10 August 2010 07:37

The site is located within a mature suburban neighborhood along the south shore of Farquar Lake.

The previously unbuilt land was heavily wooded with large oak, maple and cottonwood trees and a gentle slope from the road down to the lake. The shape of the property was long and triangular widening from the narrow south end at the street and opening much wider at the north edge along the lake. The site design strategy was to locate the house to screen views of adjacent homes and open to the north views of the lake while maintaining as many trees as possible.

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Photographs © Paul Crosby

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2011 12:48
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