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Amy Phare
During our Wheels for a Week Giveaway with Schomp BMW last, year Modern In Denver’s editorial team spent some extended time behind the wheel of the BMW i3. Long story short, we were impressed. But it’s not just the i3 that packs some punch. Together with the i8, BMW is charting new territory when it comes to design. Here are...
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This op-ed column, authored by rotating guest writers, aims to stir conversations on architecture and design among our creative community.  Words: Rick Sommerfeld and Rachel Koleski, Colorado Building Workshop MANY OF TOMORROW’S ARCHITECTS ARE TRAINED TODAY IN A BUBBLE, WITHOUT REGARD FOR MODERN, REAL-WORLD CONSIDERATIONS. BUT THERE’S A BETTER WAY. In the traditional model of architectural education—a...
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Get ready for eight days of education, home and studio tours, demonstrations, presentations, conversations, inspiration, and collaboration.  Something is happening here. Denver, long considered a well-kept secret among the vast acreage of flyover towns between major metropolitan behemoths like New York and San Francisco, has emerged as a city of consequence on the national radar....
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Incorporating tech needs into a project’s design phase leads to better performance and fewer aesthetic compromises. By Jason Griffing Modern life is increasingly technology-reliant, and we know that today’s living spaces demand a growing level of tech compatibility. The smart move is to discuss this just as early and with the same thoroughness as electrical...
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WHEN TASKED WITH UPDATING A CLASSIC MID-CENTURY MODERN MASTERPIECE, THE TWO-MAN TEAM AT BOSS ARCHITECTURE TOOK THEIR TIME. WITH HELP FROM COLLABORATORS, CRAFTSMEN, THE OWNERS, AND EVEN THE ORIGINAL ARCHITECT, CHRIS DAVIS AND KEVIN STEPHENSON DEMONSTRATED EXACTLY WHAT PRESERVATION IS—AND WHAT IT ISN’T.   WORDS: Charlie Keaton • IMAGES: James Florio & Kyler Deutmeyer Home...
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HOW INNOVATIVE, FLAT-PACKED PROBLEM SOLVING LED STUDENTS AT COLORADO BUILDING WORKSHOP TO CREATE A SENSE OF HOME FOR THE NOMADIC INSTRUCTORS OF COLORADO OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL. WORDS: Charlie Keaton • IMAGES: Jesse Kuroiwa, Peter O’Neil, Rick Sommerfeld They come from all over, young adventure seekers drawn to Colorado’s rural mountain terrain as if by gravity. Each June they load...
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Through the Lens—hosted by the IIDARocky Mountain Chapter—is a black-tie, silent auction and photography competition event to raise money for the IIDA Foundation, the IIDA RMC Education Fund, and the Colorado Interior Design Coalition. For the contest, designers have been paired with manufacturers to photograph a running line product. Have a peek below at what some...
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Design In Bloom is back! Modern In Denver magazine’s annual signature spring event returns on April 28—a night when  architects and designers reveal innovative, architecturally inspired floral displays created by their teams. From 3D-printed vessels to displays with sound, our creative community continues to raise the bar on this annual event, and this year, we have 20 participants...
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SPRING HAS SPRUNG! Spring has sprung and so has the new issue of Modern In Denver! Featuring not one, but two covers, the spring 2016 issue is our biggest one yet! Inside, you’ll find stories on modern architecture from residential to commercial, featuring Boss Architecture’s meticulous seven-year renovation, Surround Architecture’s array of projects, and Roth...
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When Renegade Brewing Company opened its doors in 2011, only eight breweries were on the scene (compared to the 200+ now statewide). With a GABF award under their belt, 60 barrel tanks on line, and a new 15,000-square-foot space, Renegade has made a name for itself in Denver. And how they got there? By design....
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  Month of Printmaking Denver (Mo’Print) is a celebration of the art of making original prints to inspire, educate, and promote awareness through a variety of public events and exhibitions in Denver and the metropolitan region. The Month of Printmaking, presented by The Invisible Museum.org, will be held in venues around Denver and the Front Range...
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Celebrate the opening of Goldyn’s “Spring Art Project” collaboration with Denver-based artist Mario Zoots on Thursday, March 10 from 6-8 p.m. at Goldyn, a women’s boutique in LoHi. Drawing inspiration from Goldyn’s designers’ Spring 2016 collections, Zoots created a limited edition series of collages and objets d’art that employ vintage photographs and old Hollywood film stills...
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THE WORLD OF LEGO HAS GROWN FROM SIMPLE PLASTIC PLAYTHING TO MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR BEHEMOTH. BUT WHAT CAN THE DANISH TOYMAKER TEACH US ABOUT THE BUILDINGS THAT POPULATE OUR WORLD? THE LEGO ARCHITECT HAS A FEW IDEAS. Words: Charlie Keaton “LEGO always had its roots in architecture— after all, the little plastic pieces are called bricks!”...
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There’s an alchemy to a business born in a garage—An artisan, bent over a bench, giving voice to a fomented vision. The image of the worker conjures a complete dedication to craft, with purity, expression, and vision. It Is the recipe that’s catapulted ventures out of garages from Seattle to Silicon Valley. And at the...
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What went into the illustration of our winter cover? One designer, 40+ hours, 7,703 paths, and 35,344 points in Adobe Illustrator to be exact. The cover, inspired by the September 1959s issue of Better Homes and Gardens, captures the essence and look of the vintage cover, but became current with Christian Musselman’s detail, including modern...
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Denver’s mid-century modern real estate expert Adrian Kinney took a trip over the weekend to the annual Modernism Week celebration. “Modernism Week in Palm Springs, California was an absolutely amazing experience—to be surrounded by so many mid-century modern enthusiast from all over the country and world, there to appreciate the historic homes of the mid-century era...
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Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe is a nationally known art and cultural district with more than 60 galleries, restaurants, and shops located a few short blocks from downtown Denver. The Art District opens its doors freely to crowds for popular events such as the First Friday Art Walk, held every first Friday of the...
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Boulder is no stranger to tech firms taking up residence in reimagined industrial spaces. But Applied Broadband isn’t looking to emulate the latest Silicon Valley fads. Lucky for them, architect Rick Epstein and designer Marcel de Lange know just how to get where they’re going. WORDS: CHARLIE KEATON | IMAGES: DANIEL O’CONNOR The offices at...
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Our Modern In Denver winter Design Conversations event took place February 18 at Elsy Studios and Watson Furniture. Brad Tomecek of Tomecek Studio Architecture opened the topic “Regionalism” based on his op-ed from the winter issue of MID. Attendees participated in a group conversation to explore his position further and to discuss how Denver’s history, culture, and landscape affects our built environment. We’ve compiled a variety...
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From design to delivery, remodeling a kitchen can be a chore. But Baczewski Luxury promises a stress-free experience for its customers. “We take care of the entire process from design to door delivery, where designers do not have to worry about dealing with production, logistics, and technical solutions,” said President Gregory Nikov.  Produced in Poland...
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