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Home as sanctuary

Shelter • August 22, 2013

We’re big believers that a house can promote well-being, and that dedicating space to relaxation – whether it’s a mediation room or just a quiet reading corner in a larger room – is important, not frivolous.

Cabins: creating the classic summer getaway

Shelter • June 21, 2013

Going “up north” and “to the lake” might sound mystifyingly non-specific to outsiders, but any Minnesota native knows exactly what those phrases mean – and they mean a lot.

Design considerations for LEED-H

Shelter • November 10, 2011

On October 13th Shelter’s own John Barbour presented the closing keynote lecture at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) South Dakota Convention. John compared the…

Floating Islands to Clean Mpls Lake

Shelter • August 18, 2011

Yesterday special floating islands made with recycled materials were officially launched at Spring Lake in the Lowry Hill neighborhood of Minneapolis in an effort to actively clean that environment.