Envisioned as a modern ranch, the Theodore Wirth ranch home rests comfortably on its hillside location. Immediately adjacent to the property, a densely wooded park creates a retreat-like feel during the summer months, while revealing the Minneapolis downtown skyline and its close proximity to the city throughout the winter season.
At Strand Design, we provide architectural design and building services of the highest quality and thoughtfulness. It is our belief that the environments we occupy must have energy and warmth, creating a sense of movement while engaging the user in a way that goes beyond the often-static nature of our built environments.
Through rigorous planning and design development of site, volume, light, and materials, we work to create spaces that place the occupant comfortably within context of their surroundings.
Our team of highly trained professionals carries the knowledge and experience necessary to work with a wide and innovative verity of building materials and techniques. Through project specific structural systems to specialized cladding elements, quality in craftsmanship and materiality remain our key focus down to the last detail.
As a full service design group, we are able to provide a direct and seamless communication line with our clients throughout the entirety of a project. Proven to be valuable through repeat clients and referrals, our holistic approach to design serves as a foundation to our core values. Realizing ideal scenarios for our involvement, our clients’ expectations, and the final outcome, we help create projects that find success in design, living, functionality, and beauty. The studio is based in Minneapolis, MN.
Utilizing the modest footprint of the existing foundation, the Abramson Residence was designed in a way to maximize its tight parameters while still creating open spaces, a dynamic feel, and an unrestricted floor plan.
Programmatically, the Northern Lake Home is composed of two primary massings separated by a glass core. Splaying out to the lake beyond and nestled into a natural swale, the public spaces contour along the landscape blurring the distinction between its built and natural environments.