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EVEN WITH AMPLE LOT SIZE, ONE BOULDER COUPLE OPTED TO GO SMALL WITH THEIR NEW HOME. THERE’S NOTHING LIKE DRAMATIC DOWNSIZING TO HELP PRIORITIZE WHAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT. WORDS: Tara Bardeen | IMAGES: Daniel O’Connor WHEN LEAH GARCIA AND IAN ADAMSON MOVED INTO THEIR NEW 450-SQUARE-FOOT HOME ON A SCENIC LOT IN NORTH BOULDER, IT WAS A...
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Healthy living meets resort living in a new parkside development on Sloan’s Lake. In the wake of St. Anthony’s Hospital’s relocation to Lakewood, the revitalization of the Sloan’s Lake neighborhood continues in earnest. The city’s West Colfax Corridor Plan, which began in 2006, called for the preservation and adaptive reuse of several historic sites, including...
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WINTER 2016/17 As you warm up this winter and set your eyes on a new year, take some time to cozy up and dive into our Winter 2016/17 issue of Modern In Denver magazine, packed with in-depth stories on all your favorite art, architecture, and design projects across Colorado. On one cover, we feature an exquisite...
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Our Modern In Denver fall Design Conversations event took took place December 8 at General Assembly, with support from Slifer Smith & Frampton. Brad Buchanan opened the topic “Let’s Plan Denver Right” based on his op-ed published in Modern In Denver. Attendees participated in a group conversation to explore his position further and to discuss the future of Denver’s Built Environment. We’ve compiled a variety of resources for you...
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For nearly nine years, Modern In Denver has been promoting good design in Colorado through a quarterly print magazine celebrating everything from architecture to art, interiors, and more. We’ve built a loyal audience (that’s you, thanks!), and are dedicated to creating an even stronger community. That’s why we’re expanding our events even more in 2017!...
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DESIGN-BUILD-FABRICATE FIRM RAW CREATIVE IS UPENDING THE NOTION OF WHAT ROLE ARCHITECTS PLAY IN THE DESIGN PROCESS. CASE IN POINT? THEIR BOLD, IMAGINATIVE WORK AT THE HOT BERKELEY RESTAURANT THE WAY BACK.  WORDS: ALISON GWINN IMAGES: DAG LARSON Call them perfectionists. Call them crazily ambitious. Call them control freaks. They don’t care. Blea and Breton Lujan,...
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Fall is the perfect time for reflection, cozying up, and getting away. What better way than with a modern prefab steel cabin dropped into a moutainside retreat? This fall, we’re dreaming of a weekend at the new plug-and-play Vipp Shelter. Curl up and enjoy a quick peek at this idyllic blend of serenity and steel.
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A NEW BUILD FROM HMH ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS BLURS THE LINES BETWEEN OUTSIDE AND IN. FOR AN ACTIVE YOUNG FAMILY OF FOUR, THE SKY’S THE LIMIT.  WORDS: Alison Gwinn • IMAGES: David Lauer  Bringing the outdoors in is hardly a new concept. But there’s an open, rectilinear house perched on one of the highest hills...
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WHEN DECIDING THE FUTURE RESTORATION OF A HISTORIC DENVER PROPERTY, THE PRESERVATION-MINDED HOMEOWNERS LOOKED TO THE PAST FOR ANSWERS. At one point after our move to Denver—a chilling memory even now—the property my wife, Lara Merriken, and I purchased in the Hilltop area reached a low ebb. After a week of heavy rain, leaks sprung...
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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: Brad Buchanan | IMAGE: James Florio  WHEN I MOVED TO DENVER IN 1982 AND BEGAN MY CAREER IN ARCHITECTURE, DENVER WAS A DIFFERENT PLACE.  Back then, Union Station was an underused building surrounded by...
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POWER, SYMBOLISM AND MODERN DESIGN LAUNCH AN INNOVATIVE NEW BUILDING ON THE HISTORIC U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY CAMPUS. WORDS: Charlie Keaton | IMAGES: David Lauer During the course of a cadet’s four years at the United States Air Force Academy, he or she experiences roughly 160 hours of applied character and leadership training. In years...
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“The fearless pursuit of good” is the ethos emblazoned on the back wall of LoDo-based advertising agency Fear Not. But how do you apply a business mission to space redevelopment in a way that enhances both? When you design from a place of experience and innovation, there really is nothing to fear.  WORDS: Cory Phare...
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With more than 800 exhibitors, Cersaie (chur-SIGH) is a world-renowned international event featuring the newest and best in ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings. Last month, Modern in Denver joined national publications including Architectural Record, Elle Decor, Azure, and Interior Design Magazine for a firsthand look at the festivities. Over the course of three jam-packed days,...
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FALL FORWARD   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...
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Colorado’s home furnishings market continues to swell with a new signature retail outlet from internationally recognized designers Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.   Mitchell Gold has been traveling long enough to remember when high style and fine dining were relegated to a handful of coastal cities. Throughout a decades-long career in the home furnishings business,...
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Mitchell Gold, along with longtime business partner Bob Williams, made the trip to Denver last week to celebrate the opening of their signature store’s new location in Cherry Creek. Scroll for scenes from the night. IMAGES: ATOM STEVENS [gdl_gallery title=”MGBW” width=”400″ height=”400″ galid=”1″ ]
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MOLSON COORS’ NEW CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS CELEBRATES ITS STORIED PAST, LOYAL WORKFORCE, AND GLOBAL FUTURE—AND THE RESULT GOES DOWN EASY. WORDS: Kimberly MacArthur Graham | IMAGES: Ron Pollard Long known for its landmark brewery in Golden, Molson Coors’ new Denver headquarters is a high-performance, high-tech, and high-touch working environment spread across three floors of a downtown...
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Words: Andrea Clark Mason I scream, you scream, we all scream for … whiskey ginger ice cream? Well, yes and no. Ian Clark is the man behind Boulder’s latest boutique ice cream shop, Heifer and the Hen, which opened in April next door to his other venture, BRU Handbuilt Ales and Eats. Clark said the...
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FORT COLLINS-BASED OTTERBOX COULD EASILY HAVE LOOKED OUTWARD TO DESIGN A NEW BUILDING FOR THE CREATIVE TEAMS WHO DEVELOP ITS PRODUCTS. INSTEAD, OTTERBOX RELIED ON INHOUSE TALENT AND A CORE UNDERSTANDING OF ITS OWN BRAND TO MANAGE THE OBSTACLES OF EXPONENTIAL GROWTH. WORDS: CHARLIE KEATON | IMAGES: JAMES RAY SPAHN Perhaps no backstory better defines...
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THE FLOUR MILL LOFTS APPEAR IN SEVERAL CHAPTERS OF DENVER’S ECLECTIC HISTORY. UPDATING A LUXURY RESIDENCE WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO EMBRACE THE PAST WHILE FOCUSING ON WHAT LIES AHEAD. WORDS: Marianne Colahan | IMAGES: David Lauer It may not show up in history books, but Dana Crawford’s renovation of the Flour Mill Lofts on Little...
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