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The Poetry Foundation | John Ronan Architects

THE POETRY FOUNDATION IS UNIQUE IN ITS KIND: NOWHERE ELSE DOES THERE EXIST A PHYSICAL HOME SOLELY FOR POETRY. HOW DO YOU CREATE A HOME FOR SOMETHING SO ABSTRACT? WORDS + INTERVIEW: Caroline Joan Peixoto | IMAGES: James Florio John Ronan, of Chicago based John Ronan Architects did not shy away from the challenge, but […]

Weather the Storm | Series 7600 Multi-Slide Doors Change Aggressive Weather Design

WESTERN WINDOW SYSTEMS’ NEW SERIES 7600 TAKES CLASSIC MULTI-SLIDE GLASS DOORS AND INJECTS THEM WITH AGGRESSIVE INSULATION AND ENERGY-SAVING POWER. WORDS: Jahla Seppanen | IMAGES: Western Window Systems Western Window Systems (WWS), the patio doors and window solutions designer, changed the game with their successful Classic Line of expansive multi-slide doors that vanquish the divide […]

Wave Riders | Q&A

WAVES, THE HUSBAND/WIFE PRODUCED TRAVEL ZINE, BLENDS NAT GEO SENSIBILITIES WITH THE INFORMATIVE PUNCH OF A TRAVEL GUIDE. MODERN IN DENVER TALKS TO ITS CREATORS JON HARTMAN AND LIZ HENDERSON ABOUT WHERE THEY’VE GONE AND WHERE THEY’RE GOING, BOTH IN THE WORLD AND WITH THEIR MAGAZINE. WORDS: Jahla Seppanen | IMAGES: Waves When Designer Jon […]

A Wave of Warhol Revival

ALTHOUGH REMEMBERED FOR THE WORDS, “EVERYONE WILL BE FAMOUS FOR 15 MINUTES,” ANDY WARHOL’S SPOTLIGHT HAS EXTENDED LONG BEYOND THIS BREVITY, AS THE ICONIC POP ARTIST OF THE 60S, 70S, AND 80S SEALED HIS FATE AS AN EVERLASTING FIGURE FOR VISUAL ART AND EXPRESSIONISM. Words: Jahla Seppanen Warhol has continued, long after his death in […]

Sky’s The Limit | 1765 Sunset Blvd.

IN 2015, MHM ARCHITECTURE STRIPPED THE BARRIER BETWEEN ROOF AND SKY, CREATING A HOME PERCHED ATOP ONE OF THE HIGHEST HILLS IN BOULDER, AND ONLY MINUTES AWAY FROM DOWNTOWN PEARL STREET. Words: Jahla Seppanen | Images: David Lauer [column col=”1/3″]Only recently, this family-of-four home in the clouds at 1765 Sunset Blvd has been put on […]

150 North Riverside | Goettsch Partners

THE PLOT AT 150 NORTH RIVERSIDE LAY VACANT FOR OVER 50 YEARS BEFORE GOETTSCH PARTNERS BUILT THE CORE-SUPPORTED SKYSCRAPER THAT NOW STANDS. WORDS: Caroline Joan Peixoto | IMAGES: James Florio [divider scroll_text=” “] “It was a pit of dirt, and a seriously complicated site,” laughed principal Joachim Schuessler as he explained the the development. The property was originally […]

Modern Design Meets Boulder

BOULDER’S MONTH OF MODERN EVENT EXPANDS PROGRAMMING TO FIT THE DEMAND OF A DESIGN-HUNGRY COMMUNITY. WORDS: Jahla Seppanen | IMAGES: Lisa Doane We’re off to the races as Boulder’s Month of Modern (MoM) returned to the Flatiron basin this past Thursday, Oct. 5., bringing more sessions and greater opportunities for modern enthusiasts to catch the […]

What is a Solar Decathlon?

TAKE A STROLL DOWN SOLAR LANE FOR A CHANCE TO TOUR THE MOST FORWARD-THINKING AND ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOUSES OF TOMORROW. WORDS: Jahla Seppanen | IMAGES: U.S. Department of Energy Imagine you’re walking through a neighborhood of energy-efficient houses, topped with solar panels and designed in bold and inventive layouts to optimize smart energy production products. No, this isn’t […]

Shears Adkins Rockmore, Sjotime Industries, and Housefish Topo Wall

“WE DIDN’T WANT A FLAT WALL, BUT SOMETHING MORE DYNAMIC,” SAYS CAZES MARTIN OF SA+R, WHEN HE AND PROJECT JENNY OREAMUNO LOOKED TO ACTIVATE A BLANK WALL THAT SPANNED 34 FEET TALL AND 10 FEET WIDE. WORDS: Caroline Joan Peixoto | IMAGES: James Florio “The building design included a central light shaft connecting the ground floor […]

Mid Century and Modern Home Tour In Wheat Ridge – September 30!

The Mid-Century and Modern Home Tour on September 30 provides visitors the chance to view six homes sprinkled throughout Wheat Ridge that are archetypal examples of mid-century and modern architecture and design. From vintage mid-century models to those renovated or restored back to modern style, this tour showcases the diverse styles within Wheat Ridge. Take […]

Backyard Beauty

DANIEL GERMANI DESIGN COOKS UP THE IDEAL OUTDOOR KITCHEN WORDS: Michael Behrenhausen The joy of backyard barbecues during the summer is that they bring the intimate vibe and magnetic appeal that all kitchens seem to possess to an environment of fresh air and typically, more space. Many of us have similar ideas of outdoor grilling and often […]

Our Flexible Future

SHRINKING FOOTPRINTS AND SHIFTING WORKFLOWS HAVE MADE POWERFUL OFFICE SOLUTIONS MORE ATTAINABLE THAN EVER. GETTING THERE REQUIRES COMMITMENT, ADAPTATION, AND A HEALTHY DOSE OF CREATIVE INSPIRATION Knoll – Various Lines: Florence Knoll turned 100 this year, and the company that bears her name continues to innovate. Mainstays like the MultiGeneration Task Chair (foreground), whose perforated […]

Aloha Koloa

COLORADO ARCHITECT MIKE PICHE, AIA REIMAGINES A BEACH HOUSE ON KAUAI THAT PAYS HOMAGE TO MID-CENTURY ARCHITECT VLADIMIR OSSIPOFF’S QUEST FOR THOUGHTFUL DESIGN. Words: Beth R. Mosenthal, AIA    Images: Derek Skalko Located on the South Shore of the Hawaiian Island Kauai, the town of Koloa is as charming as it is eclectic. Originally settled in […]

The First Lady Of Design

IN HONOR OF HER 100th BIRTHDAY, WE PAY HOMAGE TO FLORENCE KNOLL, WHOSE TRANSCENDENT MID-CENTURY FURNITURE AND OFFICE DESIGNS ARE STILL SHAPING THE WAY WE LIVE AND WORK TODAY. We owe the offices that we work in—and many of the rooms we live in—to the keen eye and forward thinking of architect, designer and planner […]

Vision & Precision

AT VESELBRAND, OWNER KEVIN VESEL DOES IT ALL: DESIGNING, BUILDING AND INSTALLING KITCHENS. AND HE ALWAYS SWEATS THE SMALL STUFF. Balanced between elegance and functionality, this birds eye view from the kitchen desk keeps an eye on the Miele appliances that elegantly integrate into the wood and matte lacquer kitchen.   WORDS: Jane Craig   […]

All Aboard

RNL’S INNOVATIVE DESIGN FOR HOGAN LOVELLS, NEAR UNION STATION, MAKES THE CASE FOR AN OPEN AND BRIGHT LAW SPACE. Rather than hiding the stairs in the interior, as most law firms do, Hogan Lovells opted for an open, central, floating staircase that spans the firm’s three floors and serves as the axis—both literally and socially—for […]

Digital Animation: Fine Art’s Next Frontier?

AS THE POWER OF PERSONAL COMPUTERS INCREASES, AND ARTISTS LEARN TO MARRY COMPOSITION WITH CODE, A NEW MEDIUM IS MATURING, AND IT’S RAISING PLENTY OF QUESTIONS.  “Boy Meets World” Aluminum Print. 30 x 24 inches. Ed. of 3, 2015 – Milton Melvin Croissant III.  “Boy Meets World” is a digital composition by Milton Melvin Croissant […]

Cineteca Nacional : Rojkind Arquitectos : Mexico City

Words: Caroline Joan Peixoto | Images: James Florio Cineteca Nacional, the film institute of Mexico City and the busiest film center in the world, has been rescuing, preserving and promoting Mexican films for more than 40 years. After a fire severely damaged the space in 1982, a temporary home was built in its place. Decades […]