zimtor  is a small architectural studio in Bozeman, Montana, run by Thor Arnold.

Our goal goal is to use planet and people friendly materials to build joyful, healthy, efficient, low-maintenance structures.

Our work is found throughout the inter-mountain West.

Our working palette includes the following:

•    recycled materials wherever possible.....timbers, siding, interior/exterior trim, flooring, etc.

•    engineered/sustainably harvested framing lumber

•    Durisol wood-chip blocks (insulated concrete forms), stucco/sided exteriors with plastered interiors -


•    plastered straw bales

•    weathered steel panels

•    TULIKIVI  soapstone wood-stoves/fireplaces/masonry heaters - http://www.warmstone.com/

•    alternative energy systems, solar/wind/micro-hydro.

This vocabulary typically leads towards a "zero-maintenance", highly insulated "breathable" exterior wall-system.  Roofs are often built in the "hot-roof" (non-ventilated) method, also highly insulated.  The net result is a healthy, non-toxic structure.

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zimtor architecture LLC

415 east birch street                                                       406.581.1497 tel.

Bozeman, Montana