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The Gift of Shelter: North Side Net-Zero Design Project

[Update] November 26th through December 7th, 2012, we’re raising $10,000 to support our students involved in this project. Donate today: http://z.umn.edu/shelterhhon.In December 2011, we launched a campaign to raise money for the College of Design’s efforts related to housing projects and work our students are doing with Habitat for Humanity. Because of your generosity, we surpassed our $10,000 goal for the the Gift of Shelter campaign.Thanks to your support, a portion of the funds raised are supporting the North Side Net-Zero design project, a collaboration between the College of Design’s Center for Sustainable Research, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, and Project for Pride in Living.Students in Arch 4150 and Arch 5550 are working closely with community members and program partners to…

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Videotect 2 at the Walker Art Center

A free screening at the Walker Art Center tonight will showcase submissions to Videotect 2, an annual video competition organized by Architecture Minnesota to bring more voices and more creativity into public debates about key built-environment issues. This year’s issue was sustainable transportation and its enhancement through design. An online vote for the competition took place February 1-10. The top vote-getters will be screened and voted on again tonight (March 1), with the winner taking home the $2,000 Viewers’ Choice Award. Entries will also be judged tonight by Minnesota Public Radio arts reporter Marianne Combs, Minneapolis transit-development director David Frank, Walker Art Center film and video curator Sheryl Mousley, and architect Jeffrey Scherer, FAIA, of Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle…

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Conway+Schulte designed residence covered in Architecture Minnesota

A Twin Cities lakeside home designed by Conway+Schulte Architects was featured in the May/June issue of Architecture Minnesota magazine (the article, “Lantern on the Lake” by Phillip Koski, is not available on the web). The project was led by William Conway (Architecture).

The architects pitched a renovation, but the homeowners wanted new construction because the best lake view was from the upstairs bathroom. The original home was stripped of reusable materials and used as a training site for local law enforcement prior to removal.

The new structure has a unique “boomerang” shape as a result of required lakeshore setback requirements and a 100 x 18 x 10 footprint. The new home is a 3,000 sq. ft. stucco clad structure that offers continuous lake views through a faceted west wall of sliding glass panels.

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