Hyytinen Cabin in Northern Minnesota replaces an old non-insulated structure. From the existing cabin to the new iteration the orientation was shifted from parallel to the lake to perpendicular.
David Salmela FAIA practices in Duluth, Minnesota. He has worked in Architecture since 1969 and has lived in Minnesota all of his life. Projects which represent his broad assembly of work are Brandenburg’s Ravenwood Studio in Ely, MN and the Emerson Sauna in rural Duluth, MN. They both won National AIA Honor Awards for Architecture in 1998 and 2005, respectively. Also, a 2005 National AIA Honor Award winner for Regional and Urban Design was the Jackson Meadow Development in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota. Recently, the Yingst Pavilion was awarded a 2011 National AIA Small Projects Award and the Bagley Classroom Building an AIA 2012 COTE Top Ten Green Projects Award for the Finest Sustainable Projects in the United States.
The Lake Superior retreat is sited near Taconite Harbor where the boreal forest meets the exposed bedrock of Lake Superior shoreline. The utmost character of the project reveals the predominance of place.
Projected by Salmela Architect, this family retreat is located on the shore of the Superior lake in Duluth, Minnesota. Realized on an area of 1,280 square feet, the building is bold and it remarks itself through the butterfly roof and a cantilevered screened porch situated on the second floor. The living area extends outside with […]