The Magazine of AIA Minnesota
21 Lake Effect
Our annual residential coverage opens with a tour of three new lakeside homes that manage the neat trick of being both architecturally adventurous and reserved. The common ingredient? Glass, and lots of it.
The Right Angle: Farquar Lake Residence
By Linda Mack
Lantern on the Lake: Lake Residence
By Phillip Glenn Koski, AIA
Work/Live/Lake: Maple Spring
By Thomas Fisher, Assoc. AIA
Sustainability has come a long way aesthetically, with homeowners and architects applying an appealing shade of green to a wide variety of house styles.
So Close: North Oaks Residence
By Bette Hammel
A Traditional Green: Kenilworth Bungalow
By Amy Goetzman
Fair Housing: house-4
By Amy Goetzman
GUIDES TO GREEN
By Camille LeFevre
In Minnesota, three green-home certification programs—LEED for Homes, Minnesota GreenStar, and Minnesota Green Communities—not only help you navigate the many choices involved in creating a healthy, energy-efficient, and eco-friendly home; their stamp of approval has proven to add resale value and reduce the amount of time a house stays on the market.
Departments & Directories
9 Post It
Threshold bloggers consider neighborhood design, from the very appealing to the very odd.
11 Culture Crawl by Sarah Bremer, Assoc. AIA
Nothing prepares you for Minnesota’s natural splendors like an architect-designed nature center or state-park visitor center.
13 Speed Reading by Frank Edgerton Martin
Author Bette Jones Hammel and photographer Karen Melvin make a big splash with Legendary Homes of Lake Minnetonka.
15 Studio by Brandon Stengel, Assoc. AIA
Michael Huber, AIA, builds a design studio and workshop—and an architectural practice—that fits his life just right.
17 Synthesis by Greg Maxam, AIA
Studies show that all humans have a severe case of biophilia. The good news? With the right kind of architecture, it’s highly curable.
19 Wayfarer by Paul Crosby
The image suggests historic European city, but the name of the waterway is pure Minnesota. So which is it?
140 Place by Don F. Wong
A plane’s-eye view reveals how out of sync a housing development can be with its surrounding environment.
73 Directory of AIA Minnesota Firms
116 Index of Firms by Building Type
120 Consultants Directory
139 Advertising Index
On the Cover
Farquar Lake Residence
Apple Valley, Minnesota
“What a great way to start the day,” says photographer Paul Crosby. “Soft sounds of waves lapping against the shore, morning sun filtering through the trees, and an occasional bird’s song. The Farquar Lake Residence’s seamless transition between interior and exterior offers the full experience of this exceptional setting.”
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.