The fall 2016 issue has launched, packed with in-depth stories on all your favorite art, architecture, and design projects across Colorado. On one cover, we feature the meticulous restoration of a 1946 Usonian masterpiece originally designed by Victor Hornbein. On the other: a striking new addition to the iconic U.S. Air Force Academy campus by SOM.
In between, we cover highlights from NeoCon, a new exhibit at David B. Smith Gallery, a gorgeous kitchen project from Rifugio Modern, a spotlight on advertising agency Fear Not, an apothecary-style paint and plaster supply store, and much more!
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Bringing the outdoors inside is a fairly common goal for many Colorado architectural projects. But what happens when an ambitious new build in a prime Boulder location aims to bring the indoors out?
WHAT WOULD VICTOR DO?
The owner of a classic Victor Hornbein home in Denver’s Hilltop neighborhood gives a first-person account of the property’s meticulous, loving, years-long renovation. Getting every detail right started with a simple question: WWVD?
OP-ED: LET’S PLAN DENVER RIGHT
With the ongoing boom in our population and economy, residents can’t afford to stand idly by while the city’s but environment changes. A new community-driven planning process gives citizens a voice in shaping our future.
The next generation of designers care about what’s in their materials. An apothecary-style paint and plaster supply store in the Baker neighborhood taps into a like-minded community of artists and artisans interested in crafting a locally sourced design style.
There’s a striking new addition to the iconic U.S. Air Force Academy campus in Colorado Springs. Starting with design standards dating to the 1950s, the New York office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill created a thoroughly modern facility to suit a thoroughly historic site.
Didn’t get a chance to amen the anna commercial furniture expo in Chicago? We’ve got you covered with the best and brightest highlights from this year’s show.
DON’T WORRY, BE STRATEGIC
For Crate Studios, creating fresh new headquarters for local advertising agency Fear Not meant more than designing cool spaces. It also meant crafting an environment to match the company’s progressive ethos. Check your timidity at the door and prepare for a fearless pursuit of the good.
THE SPACE BETWEEN
Experiencing art is more than the work hanging on the walls—it’s also about the walls themselves. Boulder-based artist Sarah McKenzie brings a new exhibition to the David B. Smith Gallery.
A breathtaking property in a prime San Francisco neighborhood offered plenty of challenges—and plenty of opportunity—for Denver-based kitchen designer Rifugio Modern. Finding the right solution meant diving deep into the details, including a comprehensive evaluation of their clients’ favorite dishes.
SOUP TO NUTS
With their top-to-bottom work on hip new restaurant The Way Back, the design-build-fabricate team at Raw Creative is turning heads and challenging the way we think about design projects.
ONE LAST THING
What exactly is electrical erosion, and how did it help turn Vertical Arts’ new ping pong table into a multi-use tool tat benefits staff and clients alike?