Austin Young As a student at the University of Minnesota, Austin has had the opportunity to get to know some of the Alchemy designers before interning at the firm. His past work includes a Research Assistantship detailing the impact of the physical environment on individuals with OCD. He is also the Co-Director of the University of Minnesota’s Freedom By Design Chapter. www
While it may appear flat, the hipped roof of the weeHouse contains a 1/4” per foot slope. Many weeHouses have been built in areas susceptible to high snow loads, however, in areas where the snow load is of crucial concern a pitched roof may be advised.
Projects like the Arado weeHouse or the Johnson Creek weeHouse are known for their oxidized exteriors which appear reminiscent of weathering steel.
Alchemy Architect’s most recently completed project was a renovation in Door County, WI. It was converted from “builder” to “architecture”, the Door County Barnhouse underwent a transformation taking a cue from the local farmhouse aesthetic.
Modular prefabrication has become a panacea to many on the fringe of the architecture community. To Alchemy Architects, however, modular building is but one of many options in building production.
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