The Magazine of AIA Minnesota
May - June 2006
Vol. 32 No. 3
29 HOME BY DESIGN
In this year’s house-and-home coverage, we take a turn into the city to visit award-winning architect-designed living spaces in Minneapolis’ Warehouse District, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Then we head back out to the quiet suburbs for some downtime.
Building Blocks: Bookmen Lofts and Stacks page 30
By Nancy A. Miller
Aloft: Chicago Apartment page 36
By Thomas Fisher, Assoc. AIA
Urban Fabric: Mount Rainier Artist Lofts page 40
By Phillip Glenn Koski, AIA
Resting Spot: Bale page 44
By Camille LeFevre
Father & Son: Streeter House page 46
By Thomas Fisher, Assoc. AIA
51 VIEW FINDERS
Photographers who get us to see and reflect on the built environment are worth their weight in gold. Architecture Minnesota takes a closer look at the work of two local photographers who perfectly match that description.
I Am My Art page 52
By Mike Reed
Peter Bastianelli-Kerze’s photographs capture buildings in their environment in such a way that the buildings become more intelligible. The man himself is a little more difficult to unravel.
Chris Faust: Photographs Are Everywhere page 58
By Frank Edgerton Martin
Traveling far and wide, and staying up late at night, Chris Faust photographs cultural landscapes “in ways that observers and passersby rarely see on their own.”
Departments & Directories
7 Editor’s Note (HTML)
13 Culture Crawl
Ready for a warm-weather walk? Check out these architecture-related strolling opportunities in the Twin Cities and Duluth.
15 Speed Reading by Phillip Glenn Koski, AIA
Three books—small, medium, and large—that you really should check out
19 Notebook by Phillip Glenn Koski, AIA
The skyward curve is all the rage on a downtown Minneapolis block. Architecture Minnesota’s architect-about-town ponders the trend.
21 Studio by Paul Neuhaus, AIA
Architects spend a lot of time in their workspaces. For three years, graduate architecture students at the University of Minnesota pretty much live in theirs.
23 Material Matters by Nancy A. Miller
“There’s a great future in plastics,” a family friend tells Ben Braddock in The Graduate. Turns out, the guy knew what he was talking about.
27 Discovery by Larry Millett
Minnesota architect Clarence Johnston was celebrated for his university buildings and mansions, but a chalet-style home on St. Paul’s East Side shows “what a deft designer he could be on a modest scale.”
Photographer Stuart Klipper captures the residential flavor of mining towns in northern Minnesota and Michigan.
101 Directory of AIA Minnesota Firms
143 Index of Firms by Building Type
147 Consultants’ Directory
163 Advertising Index
On the Cover
Bookmen Lofts and Stacks, Minneapolis
Architect: James Dayton Design Ltd.
Photographer: Don F. Wong
Architecture Minnesota, the primary public outreach tool of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota, is published to inform the public about architecture designed by AIA Minnesota members and to communicate the spirit and value of quality architecture to both the public and the membership.