ALTUS Architecture + Design

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Services Provided
Architecture
Interior Design
Furniture Design

Business Description
ALTUS Architecture + Design is a firm that focuses on creating places for living that reflect the identity of the Client and are inseparable from their context or site. As a full-services architecture and interior design firm the work that we develop with our clients extends the ideals and issues of the project through to a level of craft. We believe in the refinement of human scale, the celebration of light, the intrinsic characteristics of materials and excellence of execution culminating in work of lasting integrity.

The classic role of the architect who develops a “unique and custom” design for an individual client in a particular place often leads to a formulaic methodology with predictable “signature” results of an individual style attributable to the architect, with the client succumbing to the will of the architect. It is the belief of this firm, that in this period of maturing Modernism, advancing technology and emerging green design, that one must understand the qualities and issues present in all great architecture over time. For it is these issues of design integrity that can be made unique in each project. The homes on this site are an exploration of such issues that result in progressive contextualism - a belief in place making that allows each project to express an individual identity while evoking intangible experiential qualities.

Each individual location has a sense of place and identity that should be amplified, whether it is on a lakefront site or 8 floors above the city. Thoughtful placement and composition of the aspects of the house on the site, with the integration of landscape design allows the project to be a natural extension of that place. Indoor and outdoor spaces merge, integrating the living experience with the site.

Equally important to the creation of architecture is the capture and development of natural light. Great residential architecture seeks to celebrate the rituals of the day, and light is the spiritual food that nourishes the soul, transforming these experiences. Understanding the path of the sun, one can compose the spaces within and outside the home with natural light, enriching the experiential qualities of space and creating a sense of place.
Minneapolis Area Architect
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Timothy Alt, AIA 
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945 Broadway St. NE
Suite 240
Minneapolis, MN 55413 
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The stone tile is a honed 'Brandy Crag' from Burlington Stone. (http://www.burlingtonstone.co.uk/stone/brandy-crag/brandy-crag-swatches/)
It comes in multiple finishes, we used the line textured and honed in this project.
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What is the tile on the shower?? It is beautiful!
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The stone tile is 'Brandy Crag' from Burlington Stone. (http://www.burlingtonstone.co.uk/stone/brandy-crag/brandy-crag-swatches/)
It comes in multiple finishes, we used the line textured and honed in this project.
July 15, 2014 at 7:31am   
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The vanities are custom made with an oak veneer and custom stain to match a sample our client provided.
July 15, 2014 at 7:30am   
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Beautiful design! Is the upper portion of the fireplace a natural stone or a manufactured stone? If natural, how did the installer finish up the corner edges so they are not sharp and jagged?
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Thank you Cheryl. The entire fireplace is clad in natural Pennsylvania Bluestone. The lower portion in slabs and the upper portion in a snapped face thin veneer. The corners are 90 degree pieces which convey the sense of a thicker stone. They are 'jagged' and do not create a uniform edge. But that's the beauty of a natural material.
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