ALTUS Architecture + Design

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Interior Design
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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.

The most identifiable aspect of architecture and perceived value of design is the quality of materials. Beyond cost, each material we select to build with has intrinsic qualities that evoke characteristics of solidity, plasticity, texture and color, while also absorbing or transmitting light. An exploration of these qualities transforms the experience of each house and conveys a relationship with the craft of building.
Minneapolis Area Architect
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Timothy Alt, AIA 
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1609 Hennepin Ave,
Minneapolis, Minnesota,
United States, 55403 
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We do not have a source for the couch...Sorry.
April 9, 2014 at 7:13am   
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We do not have a source for the couch. Sorry. The wall is constructed from aluminum angle fins (black frame) with tongue & groove cedar infill.
April 9, 2014 at 7:12am   
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The fixture is the BangBoom! Zettel'z from Ingo Mauer. http://www.ingo-maurer.com/en/products/bangboom-zettelz
April 9, 2014 at 7:10am   
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The windows are thermally broken aluminum storefront from CMI. Typical commercial window system which allows for large glass sizes and narrow mullions.
April 9, 2014 at 7:05am   
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The rug was purchased by the homeowner. We do not have a source. Sorry.
March 31, 2014 at 7:04am   
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The seating was purchased by the client/interior designer. I suggest contacting Kick Interiors (http://www.houzz.com/pro/kickhaefer/kick-interiors-llc)
March 31, 2014 at 7:03am   
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The seating was purchased by the client/interior designer. I suggest contacting Kick Interiors (http://www.houzz.com/pro/kickhaefer/kick-interiors-llc)
March 31, 2014 at 7:03am   
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The materials for the island are two solid surfaces from Hanstone (http://hanwhasurfaces.com/site/hanstone) and Carrera marble for the baking station.
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Great! Thanks so much!
March 31, 2014 at 3:06pm   
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The windows are a thermally broken aluminum storefront window system typically used in commercial/retail projects. CMI Architectural http://www.cmiarch.com/index.cfm. Hope this helps.
March 31, 2014 at 6:59am   
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Thank you. They are a quartered white ash with a natural finish.
March 31, 2014 at 6:57am   
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Love metal screens in windows or as room separators, like 1 and 3 !
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Exciting modern designs. I think www. doorsbytimm would really compliment your style.
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My husband and I hired the architectural team of Altus Architecture,Salmela Architect and Coen and Partners to custom design our home. We have lived at this ho...
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