July 23, 2009

Salmela Architect


^shown here is the Emerson Sauna in Duluth, Minnesota by Samela Architect. If you're not familiar with David Salmela's work, he engages with traditional building methods and materials, playfully (yet subtly) manipulating them in unconventional ways. This particular project is an Aldo Rossi-esque elemental composition of a "house." Salmela's work is incredibly simple - both in form and materiality - allowing for his subtle gestures to make an impressive impact. He has a published book with great photographs by Peter Bastianelli Kerze. For more images, check out his website and blog. Hope you enjoy this as much as I do.



2 comments:

Markasaurus said...

Thanks for sharing this link. I had read about the Clure Compound in Duluth before, but never encountered the rest of their work. I love the way they have interpreted some fairly low-budget vernacular design elements into very elegant small houses.

N O R T O N said...

agreed! a refreshing body of work to enjoy...