An Indoor Outdoor Home in Minneapolis Defies a Harsh Climate

An Indoor/Outdoor Home in Minneapolis Defies a Harsh Climate

Reminiscent of the traditional geometric patterns found in indigenous Guatemalan textiles, the Levita desk and chest were designed by Ricardo and Lorena Vasquez of Labrica.


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Artisans from a small town near Antigua Guatemala bring their long tradition of woodworking into these contemporary designs that are manufactured for residential and hospitality markets. The concept of Levita is to make the chest and desk appear as if they’re levitating, when they’re actually supported by a delicate criss-cross structure.

Outdoor, Back Yard, Concrete Pools, Tubs, Shower, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Large Pools, Tubs, Shower, Hardscapes, and Swimming Pools, Tubs, Shower The 4,500-square-foot property is made up of three pavilions. The first pavilion is the garage, the second is for the living areas, and the third is for the master suite.  

Gamfratesi’s new Targa range has been designed for Wiener GTV Design as a new concept of comfort, derived from the basic need of adequate body support and aesthetic design. It is named after the ellipsoidal plate in the woven cane edge in its upholstered backrest. The product family consists of two-seater and three-seater sofas, an armchair and a pouf designed to curve around the user. The bent beech structure holds a wide seat cushion to create a warm and intimate environment.

Outdoor, Shrubs, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Back Yard, Grass, and Small Patio, Porch, Deck A Series 600 Multi-Slide Door from Western Window Systems stretches for 25 feet across the length of the living area.  

Zanzibar depends largely on its tourism as an important source of income, but an adverse effect of this has been an increase in wasted glass. Understanding the need to recycle these pieces, Bottle-up joined hands with Dutch designers and craftsmen to launch a sustainable furniture range at the Dutch Design Week. The new decorative material called Trending Terrazzo is made using white cement and glass to showcase the gleam of glass fragments. Even the moulds used to form these products were found on the island.

Dining Room, Table, Ceiling Lighting, and Dark Hardwood Floor Keller and Martin also used floor-to-ceiling windows to connect the surrounding private gardens to the living spaces. 

Bedroom, Chair, Carpet Floor, Bed, and Ceiling Lighting A Series 600 sliding glass door from Western Window Systems was installed between the master suite and its outdoor patio, which has expansive views of Minneapolis’ Bde Maka Ska. 

Outdoor, Grass, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Back Yard, and Wood Patio, Porch, Deck The home's L-shaped design conceals an outdoor pool and yard from the neighbors.  


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