For the development of a contemporary home in Duluth, Minnesota, Salmela Architect makes use of a glazed construction. With windowed hallways and cube-shaped skylights, the American design firm surely extends the interior of the Deloida Residence into nature. The layout and skeleton of the dwelling are arranged to maximize the exposure to the breathtaking views in the region. Specifically, the "expansive lot [boasts] distant views of Lake Superior through the trees in the fall and winter."
Aside from the glazed construction, Salmela Architect further optimizes the architectural environment of the house through two enclosed courtyards. These areas allow for the owners of the Deloida Residence to enjoy some fresh air, while the feature is strategically designed to be sheltered from the harsh winds in the area.
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