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Alchemy, Architects : Minnesota Architecture Studio

Contemporary Saint Paul Architect Practice, United States of America Design Firm

post updated May 18, 2021

Alchemy Architects – Key Projects

Major Buildings by Alchemy Architects, alphabetical:

Arado WeeHouse, Lake Pepin, Wisconsin, USA

Arado WeeHouse Wisconsin by Alchemy Architects
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Desciption: Vacation Retreat
Const. Type: Prefabricated Modular
Size: 336 sqft
Actual Cost: 56k

Cawaja WeeHouse, USA

Cawaja WeeHouse by Alchemy Architects
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Marfa WeeHouse, Texas, USA

Marfa WeeHouse by Alchemy Architects
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Desciption: Vacation Retreat
Const. Type: Prefabricated Modular
Size: 490 sqft
Actual Cost: 150k

Phillips Garden WeeHouse, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Phillips Garden WeeHouse by Alchemy Architects
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Urban WeeHouse, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Urban WeeHouse
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Alchemy Architects – Urban WeeHouse
Desciption: Residence
Const. Type: Prefabricated Modular
Size: 2,100 sqft
Alchemy Architects’ weeHouse is making its residential Minneapolis debut! Actually a not-so-weeHouse, this four bedroom, 3+1/2 bath, 2200 square foot home will be placed on its foundation in the picturesque Linden Hills neighborhood on Wednesday, September 12, 2007. The owner, Brian Oeschger, has nicknamed it the “Urban weeHouse”.

Young WeeHouse, Florence, Montana, USA

Young WeeHouse
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Desciption: 2 Bedroom Vaction Retreat
Const. Type: Prefabricated Modular
Size: 784 sqft

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Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

Saint Paul Architects Practice Information

Alchemy Architects – Architect studio based in Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Twin Cities-based design-build architecture firm Alchemy LLC was formed in 1993 under the direction of principal Geoffrey Warner. Their mission is to make stimulating, engaging, and efficient design accessible and affordable for a wide audience. They use modular designs that are flexible and factoryfriendly to produce studio, one- to-multi-bedroom dwellings as well as multi-unit developments that are elegant housing solutions using efficient, industrial, yet live-in friendly elements including container or corncrib siding and eco-friendly Andersen windows.

A distinctive hands-on approach to architecture and design combines a playful design process, collaborative client relationships, and partnerships with builders and fabricators, to create a harmonious blend of site, building, and community. With sustainable practices as a mainstay of their daily work, Alchemy utilizes recycling and reuse along with building strategies that reduce waste.

The multidisciplinary team draws inspiration from art, literature, history, and leading creative thinkers to create alternative and atypical project solutions. Alchemy’s innovation on the weeHouse prefab system and “tightwad panache” renovations has gained recognition on an international scale.

With extensive hands-on experience constructing buildings, furnishings, lighting, and fabrications in a wide range of materials using hand, machine, and CAD-based processes, Warner’s work concentrates on art and industry while maximizing modest budgets through creative construction technologies. Renovations and the celebration of the reused, mundane coupled with cutting edge materials is a central theme in his work.

Geoffrey Warner is a registered architect living in St. Paul, Minnesota with his wife and two daughters. He holds an architecture degree with high honors from the University of Minnesota (1987), and taught Design- Build classes there in 1998-1999. He received the Dinkeloo Traveling Fellow Award coupled with a stay at the American Academy in Rome (1989), where he studied the detailing work of Italian architect Carlo Scarpa.

His work has been published in many books, magazines, museums and newspapers throughout the United States as well as internationally.

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Hexagon View Cabin, west bank of Austin, Texas
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Hexagon View Cabin Lake Austin
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Hexagon View Cabin at Lake Austin

National Medal of Honor Museum, Arlington
Architecture: Rafael Viñoly Architects
National Medal of Honor Museum building design
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National Medal of Honor Museum

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