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Hall Home by Salmela Architect

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Hall Home is a personal home remodeled by Salmela Architect in 2012.

It is positioned in the seaport city of Duluth, Minnesota, USA, and was originally constructed in the 1880′s.


Hall Home by Salmela Architect:

“There is the notion in architecture of developing upon the foundations of our predecessors the 2 in theory and practice. As is the case with Hall Property which seeks to reinterpret/re-think about what it means to be modern migrants homesteading in a new city.

Relocating from the political culture of Washington, DC to the remote city of Duluth, MN, the owners obtained a residence constructed in the 1880’s that was drastically inefficient with regard to the constructing envelope, layout, natural orientation to light and views. With the relative difficulty of constructing on ledge rock, effort was given to utilize several present factors this kind of as foundations, retaining walls and web site stairs (all stained white) and to construct easy masonry piers for the addition.

By insulating, the basement was transformed to make it an powerful occupied room. The new primary floor opens onto numerous outdoor spaces that give a assortment of options for the owners to appreciate the light and the lovely views of Lake Superior. In aggregate the residence seems a contradiction both rooted in stone and floating past its past footprint towards the lake.

The goal of this new dwelling was to have it serve all the modernist values of openness, light, economic system, sustainability, connection to the land, however enhance the all-natural characteristics of the web site. Whereas the former immigrants came and adapted to their new culture carrying with them their very own instincts, the Hall Home represents the client’s modern thought layered above and respecting the ruins of the previous.”

Photographs by: Paul Crosby

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