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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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THE KEY SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION BUILDING IS A COLORADO TREASURE AND AN ENDURING EXAMPLE OF MID– CENTURY MODERNIST DESIGN. THE MAN BEHIND THE FAMOUS SPACESHIP BANK ON SOUTH BROADWAY IS CHARLES DEATON. HALF A CENTURY LATER, HIS WORK REMAINS AS VITAL AND INFLUENTIAL AS EVER. WORDS: CHARLIE KEATON The building rests along a stretch of South Broadway in Englewood,...
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HOW DO DESIGNERS TRANSCEND GEOGRAPHY FOR TRANSATLANTIC CUSTOMIZATION? FOR LUXURY ITALIAN KITCHEN BRAND BOFFI, BLENDING A WORLD-CLASS KITCHEN SEAMLESSLY INTO A COLORADO MOUNTAIN HOME REQUIRED A TEAM OF INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS. Vail has long bene the beneficiary of natural opulence: resorts, cultural enclaves, and year-round attractions have created an international pull to the mountain community. It’s no wonder, then,...
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“See” is for cookie, as part of the Painted City series that has local street artists swapping out murals for macarons. But just seeing isn’t good enough for Tara Bardeen, Founder of Go Play Denver and the project’s progenitor. The key element is uncovering the narrative behind public pieces and the collective story of the...
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What does it mean to be an expert at something? For Adrian Kinney, being a mid-century modern home expert means living in one, renovating one, and investing in a culture that goes beyond a bottom-line—and we’re excited to have that wealth of knowledge by our side as a partner of Denver Design Week.   On...
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An all-star lineup of architects, developers, and government officials discuss the practical realities of Denver’s construction boom—and what it means for our city. Denver’s built environment is growing, shifting, and evolving right before our eyes. But what does that mean for the city’s future? How will today’s new buildings impact our lives tomorrow … and...
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SUMMER IS IN THE AIR! The summer issue of Modern In Denver is here! Featuring not one, but two covers, the summer 2016 issue is our biggest one yet. Inside, you’ll find stories on modern architecture from residential to commercial, featuring Charles Deaton’s Key Savings and Loan Association building, a look at the interior design of OtterBox, a...
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AFTER GENERATIONS OF RENOWN AS AN ICONIC HOTEL, A POPULAR DENVER LANDMARK GETS NEW LIFE. WITH TURNTABLE STUDIOS, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE HAS CREATED FRESH AND VIBRANT MICRO HOUSING THAT BLURS BOUNDARIES BETWEEN YOUNG AND OLD. WORDS: CHARLIE KEATON | IMAGES: JAMES FLORIO One of the newest arrivals on the Denver micro housing scene is also,...
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