Building Minnesota

Courtesy of Building Minnesota

Lately, I have been enjoying the podcasts of the now-defunct Building Minnesota blog.  The blog, written by Todd Melby, features stories on Minnesota architecture and demonstrates Melby’s genuine love and interest in providing engaging content with fellow design and architecture enthusiasts.   Although one can still access the blog and the podcasts, it is a shame the blog did not receive enough funding to keep it going, therefore ending its 3 year run in 2008.  The blog’s archives are a great reference tool to sort through.  The postcasts, originally aired on KFAI, are an especially interesting listen.  Melby interviews architects such as  Bigelow Chapel’s architect, Joan Serrano, as well as Tom Deangelo of Architectural Alliance, who worked with French Architect, Jean Nouvel, on the Guthrie.  There is even a five part story with a movie on the process of building the modern home designed by architect Julie Snow, which was recently featured in Dwell magazine.  You may download and listen to all the podcasts on Building Minnesota iTunes podcast page.

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Minneapolis Home Featured in Dwell Magazine

Image courtesy of Dwell

I have driven by this house a million times over the past couple of years and always admired its unique look.  With modest, clean lines, it is different, but not overstated.  I was pleasantly surprised to open up the latest edition of Dwell Magazine and see the house featured in its pages.  The interior matches its exterior, with muted simplicity, and subtle pops of color, such as the red carpet tiles in the living room.  Owned by Andrew Blauvelt & Scott Winter of the Walker Art Center, it is no surprise that it is filled with Modern classics.  Click through on this link and view the article and complete slide show.

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