Architecture Minnesota
The Magazine of AIA Minnesota

The Magazine of AIA Minnesota
Sustainability Comes Home
May - June 2008
Vol. 34 No. 3
Editor's Note

Green Houses? We’ve Got ’Em Covered

chris

Sustainable residential design and neighborhood planning are gaining a foothold in the Upper Midwest, and we at Architecture Minnesota thought we’d dramatize the trend by illustrating the proliferation of green architect-designed homes on our cover. Did one or more of these projects catch your eye? The key below lists the architect for each project and one of the home’s leading green features. If any of these eco-friendly components are unfamiliar to you, check out the Green Glossaries in “A Deeper Shade of Green” (page 33) or, better yet, visit www.ecodeephaus.blogspot.com, where husband-and-wife architects Kevin Flynn, AIA, and Roxanne Nelson, AIA, have been documenting the design and construction of their super-sustainable home in St. Paul (page 38).

In this issue you’ll discover that, while sustainable strategies vary from project to project, the design intent is always the same: to create living spaces that are healthier for inhabitants and the environment, as well as cost-effective over time. Those are aspirations we all can embrace.

1. E2 City Homes (page 34)
LHB, Inc.
www.lhbcorp.com

2. Hammond Residence (page 42)
Michael Huber Architects
www.mhuberarchitects.com

3. NowHaus
Locus Architecture
www.locusarchitecture.com

4. MiNN HA House (page 46)
SALA Architects
www.salaarc.com

5. Excelsior & Grand (page 48)
Elness Swenson Graham Architects
www.esgarch.com

6. Sustainable Ranch
SALA Architects
www.salaarc.com

7. Johnson Greenberg Residence
IOTA: Inland Office for Tomorrow’s Architecture
www.inlandoffice.com

8. McGowan Residence
SALA Architects
www.salaarc.com

9. Prior Lake Renovation
Habitat Architecture
www.habitatarchitecture.com

10. Jackson Street Village
Cermak Rhoades Architects
www.cermakrhoades.com

11. Minneapolis Residence
McMonigal Architects
www.mcmonigal.com

12. Sustainable Modernist
Sarah Nettleton Architects
www.sarah-architects.com

13. E2 City Homes
See photo #1

14. Ryan Residence
Salmela Architect
www.salmelaarchitect.com

15. Mahtomedi Residence
CF Design
www.cfdesignltd.com

16. Ellis Residence
Rehkamp Larson Architects
www.rehkamplarson.com

17. The Edgewater
Elness Swenson Graham Architects
www.esgarch.com

18. Suburban Duluth Home
CF Design
www.cfdesignltd.com

19. Wisconsin Farm
Locus Architecture
www.locusarchitecture.com

20. Private Guest Cabin
Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle
www.msrltd.com

21. Snug House
Locus Architecture
www.locusarchitecture.com

22. Hammond Residence
See photo #2

23. 5ive
Shelter Architecture
www.shelterarchitecture.com

24. EcoDEEP Haus (page 38)
EcoDEEP
www.ecodeep.com

25. Hamilton Jelle Residence
SALA Architects
www.salaarc.com

26. weeHouse (modular)
Alchemy
www.alchemyarch.com

Christopher Hudson
Editor
Architecture Minnesota

hudson@aia-mn.org