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Words: Caroline Joan Peixoto and Charlie Keaton | Images: James Florio At more than 400,000 square feet, Biblioteca Vasconcelos is a mega-library. “It’s like entering an alternate universe,” says architectural photographer James Florio. “For me, that’s exactly what reading is, and this library is one of the most surreal places I’ve ever shot.” Actually, Biblioteca...
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Words: Caroline Joan Peixoto | Images: James Florio Home to one of the largest private collections of contemporary art in Latin America, Museo Jumex is situated in Plaza Carso, in the Nuevo Polanco neighborhood of Mexico City. This unique, triangular-shaped civic space bound by the gleaming, anvil shaped Museo Soumaya, the black, ominous, underground Teatro...
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Words: Caroline Joan Peixoto | Images: James Florio Built in 2012 and designed by Elena Perez and Alba Cortes of Madrid-based ensamble studio, Teatro Cervantes is a theater notable for its large metallic structure opening up into the public square of Plaza Carso, a park in the Polanco district of Mexico City. Located right next...
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Words: Caroline Joan Peixoto and Charlie Keaton | Images: James Florio Named for an esteemed housekeeper who resided there for more than 70 years, the Ignacia Guest House is a hidden gem in the uber-hip Colonia Roma district of Mexico City. Originally a private mansion constructed in 1913 and recently restored to bring in an...
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Words: Caroline Joan Peixoto | Images: James Florio Establishing CENTRO University to become Mexico’s premier design and film school was not enough for founders Gina Diez Barroso and Abraham Franklin. After operating in rented space, the growing school would need a campus befitting its mission of creativity and artistry. The leading architectural firm of TEN...
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Words: Caroline Joan Peixoto | Images: James Florio What’s in a reflection? In the case of the towering Museo Soumaya, rising 150 feet at the heart of a new cultural and commercial district in Mexico City, quiet a lot. Its mirrored-steel elements serve to reference the traditional, colonial ceramic-tiled building façades surrounding it, while reflecting not only a...
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  Words: Caroline Joan Peixoto | Images: James Florio Looking more like something out of a science fiction movie than your average corner building, Liverpool Insurgentes, designed by Rojkind Arquitectos, stands out in the Barrio Norte neighborhood of Mexico City. That’s because Liverpool, a Mexican department store chain, asked Rojkind to shatter the “big box”...
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Mexa: Wicker is back.
Last week Jonas DiCaprio of Denver’s Design Platform visited the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design. The annual event, held in New York City, lures those hoping to get an insight into the very latest in design trends via an encyclopedic exhibition of up-to-the-moment offerings, as well as a...
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THE HOUSEHOLD AIR PURIFIER HAS COME A LONG WAY. NO LONGER BULKY INDUSTRIAL-LOOKING BOXES THAT CLUTTER UP A ROOM, NOW YOU CAN CHOOSE A SLEEK MODEL THAT NOT ONLY CLEANSES THE AIR YOU BREATHE, BUT BLENDS EASILY WITH YOUR DECOR. The rays of sunlight filtering through the windows can easily reveal dust that’s quickly amassed by...
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THE ANNUAL CONTEST COOKS UP 25 “DESIGN PROFESSIONALS TO WATCH” IN ITS LIST OF FINALISTS, WITH FINAL HONORS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT A GALA EVENT THIS SEPTEMBER.  “Brooklyn Residence” by Idan Naor and Shuji Suzumori of Naor Suzumori Architecture P.D.C. (NY). Continually heating things up in the kitchen arena: Sub-Zero and Wolf announced the 25 finalists of...
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A BULTHAUP KITCHEN REMODEL AT THE FOUR SEASONS IS LIGHT ON DECORATION BUT HEAVY ON STYLE. WORDS: Jane Craig  IMAGES: Emily Minton Redfield Sometimes understatement speaks with the power of a Pavarotti. That was the case with a recent kitchen remodel in a bi-level penthouse residence at the Four Seasons. The original kitchen, though high-end, had a...
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GRADY HUFF LAUGHS WHEN HE LOOKS BACK ON HIS FIRST INTERNSHIP FOR A RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE FIRM IN ASPEN 20 YEARS AGO–SHOWING UP AT A JOB SITE TO CRAFT DETAILED MODELS WITH LITTLE MORE THAN FOAM CORE AND X-ACTO BLADES. WORDS: Scott Kirkwood  IMAGES: James Florio & Kyler Deutmeyer, Black Cherry Photography and Austin Cope But...
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WALLPAPER IS A HOMES BEST FRIEND. THE POPULAR MATERIAL CHANGES BORING WHITE WALLS INTO INCREDIBLE MURALS. WALLPAPER ALSO ADDS FUNKY TO YOUR HOME, NO MATTER THE ROOM (PLUS IT’S FUN TO LOOK AT). WORDS: Annie Fleming | Shared from dwell.com Take a look at some of our favorite patterned designs: The wallpaper is from Arte and...
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THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION IS BEST KNOWN FOR THE ARRESTING BEAUTY OF ITS WIDE OPEN SPACES. WITH AN EYE TOWARD THE FUTURE, WYOMING-BASED ARCHITECTURE FIRM CARNEY LOGAN BURKE CREATES DRAMATIC, CONTEXTUALLY INSPIRED STRUCTURES TO SUIT THOSE MAJESTIC ENVIRONS. Words: Charlie Keaton  Images: Matthew Millman, Audrey Hall, Gibeon Photography and Paul Warchol The hustle of modern...
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PHOTOS BY AMANDA PIELA What a fun night! Our signature spring event Design In Bloom saw a capacity crowd and a host of creativity from our participants for a night of networking, food, and flowers on April 27, 2017! Held at Space Gallery in the heart of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, the event offered architects...
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SWEEPING CURVES AND GEOMETRIC LINES HAVE WEAVED INTO THE NATURAL CONFINES OF THE DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS AS A SELECTION OF LEGENDARY ARTIST ALEXANDER CALDER’S ICONIC WORKS HAVE COME TO VISIT. Words: Tara Bardeen Towering shapes of steel will take up residence among the lush greenery and scenic waterways of the Denver Botanic Gardens this summer...
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THE ANNUAL DOORS OPEN DENVER EVENT, PRESENTED BY DENVER ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION, RETURNS THIS WEEKEND, APRIL 29-30. DOD PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESIDENTS AND VISITORS TO EXPLORE OUR CITY BY CREATING CONNECTIONS TO THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND PROMOTING QUALITY DESIGN THROUGH SELF-GUIDED (FREE) OR EXPERT-GUIDED (FEE-BASED) TOURS. BUT WITH OVER 50 LOCATIONS FEATURED FOR THE TWO-DAY EVENT, WE...
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AGAPE CONTINUES TO FIND NEW WAYS OF INTERPRETING THE MODERN BATHROOM. A HIGHLIGHT AMONG THIER COLLECTION, THE ICONIC SPOON TUB HAS NOW MADE ITS WAY TO DENVER. Established in 1973 in Verona, Italy by the Benedini family and later relocated to Mantua, The Agape Design Brand presents their take on the bathroom by collecting the disparate...
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ARTIST TONIA BONNELL CREATES MINIMALIST WORK THAT ECHOES THE MOVEMENT OF NATURAL PHENOMENA. SHE’S FEATURED, ALONG WITH FIVE OTHER LOCAL ARTISTS, AT ROOM & BOARD’S SHOWROOM AS PART OF THEIR “CONTEMPORARY ABSTRACTION” EXHIBIT. Words: Julia Rymer Brucker Talking with Denver-based abstract artist Tonia Bonnell about clouds, one can begin to look at them differently. Clouds have...
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We’re still buzzing with excitement over last week’s Salone del Mobile Milano! Each year, the massive week-long event highlights industry innovation and talent in furniture design and accessories from across the globe. It offers visitors a look at the latest for the home, office, lighting and beyond. This year saw more than 343,602 attendees visit...
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