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WORDS: Sarah Goldblatt, AIA | IMAGES: Greg Watts Photography When Glenn Rappaport’s long-time client approached him to design a shade structure along a private motocross track in El Jebel, Colorado, he was inspired by the elemental nature of the project. The family, with three teenage boys, wanted a shelter that would provide protection from the...
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Chaircuterie packs a night of art and entertainment next Thursday, November 13, and we are excited to be the media sponsor of this event featuring 100 unique chair designs from Colorado creatives. Today, we put a spotlight on one of the chair artists, Open Studio Architecture. We caught up with Principal Blake Mourer who shared...
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  We love snagging deals, and Studio 2b in RiNo is offering great discounts on their floor models! Check out some of the products here, including the walnut Spyder Dining Table above. They are also offering 15 percent savings on all lighting and Poggenpohl kitchens. You may recognize the German kitchen manufacturer from the fall issue...
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Our Mutual Friend Brewing Company has turned a pint of beer into a work of art On Tuesdays, they come for the glasses. Not many bars are busy on Tuesdays, but the crowds are thick enough that food trucks rotate down a list for the chance to park nearby. That’s because one day a week, Our...
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The Union Station development is one of the biggest and most important projects for the city of Denver in decades, anchoring downtown with restaurants, retail, hotels, and transportation. The area spans over a half-mile square. Creating the public spaces that tie everything together is critical to its success. We talked to the landscape architects who...
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A Denver family lives in a Victorian home built in 1890, with its classical charm and conventions. That family lives in a modern home with cutting-edge efficiency and bold design elements. Both sentences are true. That they are true simultaneously is testament to how Arch11 Principal Ken Andrews, AIA deftly solved the homeowners’ challenges and...
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October is Month of Modern in Boulder, and in honor, today we take a look back at the modern architects who have made names for themselves in the Boulder community, published in our “Modern in Boulder” feature from the archives. Photos by Paul Winner | thepaulwinner.com Charles Haertling was perhaps the most recognized of Boulder’s mid-century...
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We’re saving you a seat! On November 13, the American Institute of Graphic Arts and the Design Council are bringing to Denver Chaircuterie, a show­case of 100 uniquely-designed chairs. Why? AIGA turns 100 this year. With a nod to the founders who provided their own chairs for the inaugural meeting, AIGA is marking this milestone...
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All October long, we’ve been talking about Month of Modern—a celebration of all things modern from architecture to design, lifestyle, art, and culture. We’re exited to be part of this movement alongside Annabel Media and HMH Architecture + Interiors in cultivating conversations about Colorado modern—and we’re not done yet! We’re still going strong, but we’re most excited for the grand finale: “It’s...
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As part of its 2014 architectural design and honor awards, the Colorado Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (and its local sections) recognized last week many local architectural firms—and two individuals whose names appear in the fall issue of Modern In Denver! Congratulations to MID writer Beth Mosenthal, Associate AIA at Gensler, who was...
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Recognize this beauty from the fall issue of Modern In Denver? Our friends at Architectural Design Sales featured this GROHE Blue Chilled & Sparkling faucet in their ad—and for a good reason. Right from your kitchen faucet, you can pour filtered, cooled, and carbonated water! And with this level of form and functionality combined, it...
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Behind the scenes of each Denver Art Museum exhibit is a staff of 100+ who, until this year, worked in an outdated building blocks from the museum itself. So how did the administration building transition from an inefficient space to one that is functional and collaborative? By way of Roth Sheppard Architects. Here’s how they...
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Have you heard all our buzz yet about Month of Modern? Colorado Public Radio has, and they put a spotlight on the month-long celebration by way of an interview with our very own Publisher and Editor-in-Chief William Logan. Click through to hear what Logan has to say about Month of Modern, our rapidly growing creative community...
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            Photographer John Bonath, who documented Andy Warhol’s visit to CSU in 1981 (above and in the fall issue of Modern In Denver), is presenting a free public talk alongside Loretta Young-Gautier on Saturday, October 11 starting at 2:30 p.m. Held at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center, the lecture is part of the “Developing Dialog”...
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Month of Modern is in full swing! While we sold out tickets for the AIA Panel Lecture and this Sunday’s Pop Up Cafe, you still have an opportunity to participate in the Photo Contest, “It’s a MoM Wrap” party, and next week’s Map of Modern Instagram Scavenger Hunt. Presented by Jennifer Egbert Real Estate, the Map of...
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What is it like to navigate the kitchen when you’re 70 years old? We’re about to find out! Our friends at Kitchens at the Denver are hosting the AGE EXPLORER® suit experience on Thursday, October 16. This event is the first of its kind for us at Modern In Denver, and needless to say, we’re pretty...
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Visit Room & Board in Cherry Creek this Saturday, October 11 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) for an in-store event as they introduce the new accessories collection. Join them for a festive open house weekend and find inspiration to complete your home with Room & Board’s exclusive pillows, rugs,...
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Brad Tomecek, AIA is the founder of Tomecek Studio Architecture and was recently awarded AIA Denver’s Medal of Achievement. You might also recognize the name from the fall issue of Modern In Denver. In it, we profiled the developer of Framework at Sloan’s Lake, a project designed by Tomecek. We caught up with him to learn...
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WORDS: ELEANOR PERRY-SMITH | IMAGES: DANIEL O’CONNOR Over the past 18 months, we’ve kept out an eye near the southeast corner of Sloan’s Lake to observe what it takes to build a huge residential project. The results are in—and it’s hard. But some people are bred for the challenge, and TreeHouse Brokerage and Development shows...
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WORDS: HEATHER SHONING IMAGES: JENNIFER KOSKINEN, HMH ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS Modernism began as a rebellion against the status quo, says Boulder Architect Harvey Hine. And he would know. On the forefront of the Colorado modern movement for 25 years, Hine pushed boundaries at a time when the design wasn’t embraced in the region. A quarter...
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