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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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Solesdi—a modern Italian kitchen, furniture, storage, and flooring showroom—recently welcomed a team of design professionals from Denver to Miami for a cultural and design tour. MID Publisher and Founder William Logan went on the journey along with designer Kristy van de Kamp from Studio B Architecture and Interiors, Ken Andrews from Arch11, designer Jessica Doran, and architect...
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Late this summer, Denver’s design community welcomes a new showroom to town—Solesdi. Based out of Miami and Mexico City, Solsedi is a modern Italian kitchen, furniture, storage, and flooring showroom. During construction of their showroom in RiNo (the old Gold Star sausage factory), Modern In Denver got a chance to meet the Solesdi team and welcome...
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IN ARCHITECTURE, THE CONCEPT OF BALANCE IS SO FUNDAMENTAL AS TO BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED. TALKING TO AN ARCHITECT ABOUT ACHIEVING BALANCE IS LIKE ASKING A MUSICIAN ABOUT STAYING ON KEY. BUT BALANCE, WHILE NOT EXACTLY NOVEL, IS THE KEY INGREDIENT HOLDING ALL GREAT BUILDINGS TOGETHER. AND IT MAY BE THE SECRET SAUCE POWERING THE...
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Our Modern In Denver spring Design Conversations event took took place May 5 at CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning. Rick Sommerfeld opened the topic “Bridging Architectural Theory and Practice” based on his op-ed published in Modern In Denver. Attendees participated in a group conversation to explore his position further and to discuss design-build education. We’ve compiled a variety of resources for you to dive...
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It may seem like a wireless world, but rumors of the wire’s demise have been greatly overstated.  WORDS: JASON GRIFFING From cell phone networks to ubiquitous WiFi to a plethora of Bluetooth devices, wireless technology is now part of our daily lives. So it’s no surprise that many people consider hardwired connections antiquated—the home-tech equivalent...
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ADD SUSHI RAMA TO THE GROWING LIST OF HIP, HIGH-CONCEPT ASIAN RESTAURANTS IN THE MILE HIGH CITY. BUT WITH ITS THROWBACK CONVEYOR BELT, POP ART WALL, AND RETRO MODERN VIBE, SUSHI RAMA HAS ALREADY DISTINGUISHED ITSELF FROM THE PACK. WORDS: Charlie Keaton • IMAGES: James Florio Denver may rest at the epicenter of a landlocked...
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The annual Doors Open Denver event, presented by Denver Architectural Foundation, returns to Denver this weekend, April 23-24. DOD provides opportunities for residents and visitors to explore our city, creating meaningful connections to the built environment and promoting quality design through self-guided (free) or expert-guided (fee-based) tours. See Modern In Denver’s list of must-see places during DOD below!...
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INNOVATIVE THINKING AND ESTABLISHED PRINCIPLES OF PRODUCT DISPLAY MERGE TO REDEFINE MARIJUANA’S RETAIL EXPERIENCE AT AJOYA. WORDS: Sean O’Keefe • IMAGES: James Florio & Kyler Deutmeyer Like any industry, in retail marijuana, maturity takes time. With maturity, of course, comes enhanced decision making benefiting from past experience and the insights of others that compels new...
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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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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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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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