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Spaces & Places
THE POETRY FOUNDATION IS UNIQUE IN ITS KIND: NOWHERE ELSE DOES THERE EXIST A PHYSICAL HOME SOLELY FOR POETRY. HOW DO YOU CREATE A HOME FOR SOMETHING SO ABSTRACT? WORDS + INTERVIEW: Caroline Joan Peixoto | IMAGES: James Florio John Ronan, of Chicago based John Ronan Architects did not shy away from the challenge, but...
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IN 2015, MHM ARCHITECTURE STRIPPED THE BARRIER BETWEEN ROOF AND SKY, CREATING A HOME PERCHED ATOP ONE OF THE HIGHEST HILLS IN BOULDER, AND ONLY MINUTES AWAY FROM DOWNTOWN PEARL STREET. Words: Jahla Seppanen | Images: David Lauer [column col=”1/3″]Only recently, this family-of-four home in the clouds at 1765 Sunset Blvd has been put on...
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THE PLOT AT 150 NORTH RIVERSIDE LAY VACANT FOR OVER 50 YEARS BEFORE GOETTSCH PARTNERS BUILT THE CORE-SUPPORTED SKYSCRAPER THAT NOW STANDS. WORDS: Caroline Joan Peixoto | IMAGES: James Florio [divider scroll_text=” “] “It was a pit of dirt, and a seriously complicated site,” laughed principal Joachim Schuessler as he explained the the development. The property was originally...
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BOULDER’S MONTH OF MODERN EVENT EXPANDS PROGRAMMING TO FIT THE DEMAND OF A DESIGN-HUNGRY COMMUNITY. WORDS: Jahla Seppanen | IMAGES: Lisa Doane We’re off to the races as Boulder’s Month of Modern (MoM) returned to the Flatiron basin this past Thursday, Oct. 5., bringing more sessions and greater opportunities for modern enthusiasts to catch the...
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TAKE A STROLL DOWN SOLAR LANE FOR A CHANCE TO TOUR THE MOST FORWARD-THINKING AND ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOUSES OF TOMORROW. WORDS: Jahla Seppanen | IMAGES: U.S. Department of Energy Imagine you’re walking through a neighborhood of energy-efficient houses, topped with solar panels and designed in bold and inventive layouts to optimize smart energy production products. No, this isn’t...
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A CANDID Q&A WITH THE MINDS BEHIND THE NEW EXPANSION OF A CHERRY CREEK MAINSTAY WORDS: Charlie Keaton | IMAGES: James Florio When Room & Board arrived in Colorado in 1991, the family-owned home furniture brand settled in the still developing neighborhood of Cherry Creek North. Working with Roth Sheppard Architects, the company transformed a bland...
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WE LOVE MOVIES AND WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT THE 89TH ACADEMY AWARDS THIS WEEKEND, BUT NOT JUST FOR THE PERFORMANCES, SCRIPT OR DIRECTION. WE ARE ALL ABOUT TRACKING DOWN MODERN DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE ON THE BIG SCREEN. Nocturnal Animals This year Michael Shannon is nominated for Actor In A Supporting Role for the thriller “Nocturnal Animals.”...
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INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE FIRM CBRE TEAMED WITH DESIGN GIANT GENSLER TO CREATE A NEXT GENERATION WORKPLACE UNIQUELY ATTUNTED TO COLORADO. THE VIEW FROM THE TOP IS A SELLING POINT IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. WORDS: Scott Kirkwood | IMAGES: Ryan Gobuty/Gensler As you exit the marble elevators on the 32nd floor of CBRE’s reimagined office...
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We’re excited to have worked with HGTV on “3-6-OH!”—their brand new, virtual reality web series! Modern In Denver is helping HGTV to conduct immersive, 360-degree virtual reality tours of some of the best homes in Colorado. Their multi-lens camera made an appearance last week at our cover story home from our fall 2015 issue. (Thanks, Angie...
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The ascent of the River North Art District (RiNo) to the status of significant Denver neighborhood happened fast, as gaggles of exciting new restaurants, breweries, shops, galleries, and housing seemed to emerge in unison. What was once a forgotten outpost of warehouses on the far side of downtown now rates among the city’s hottest places...
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IN THE AGE OF SPECIALIZATION, IT’S INCREASINGLY RARE TO SEE ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS, BUILDERS, AND HOMEOWNERS WORK TOGETHER ON ALL PHASES OF AN 11,000-SQUARE-FOOT HOME. FOR BOSS ARCHITECTURE, THAT BRAND OF COLLABORATION IS THE ONLY WAY TO DESIGN TIMELESS CONTEXTUAL SPACES. Words: Charlie Keaton | Images: Raul Garcia and Jess Blackwell It was 2010 when Ryan and...
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By calling on vintage news reports and the homeowners’ expertise, designers at Thurston Kitchen & Bath merged mid-century ideals with modern sensibilities to deliver a classic culinary space.   WORDS: Marianne Kipp | IMAGES: Trevor Brown Jr.  It was the bones of the 1958 mid-century home in Denver’s Hilltop neighborhood that attracted homeowners Stephen and...
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SITUATED IN THE HEART OF THE RIVER NORTH ART DISTRICT, DAVIS PARTNERSHIP BLURS THE LINE BETWEEN ORGANIC AND INDUSTRIAL, CLOSED AND OPEN. LOOK TO THE USE OF BAMBOO TO CREATE SEMIPERMEABLE SEPARATIONS. LOOK TO THE KITCHEN / LIBRARY TIED TOGETHER BY A STREET ART MURAL. AND LOOK TO A PHILOSOPHY BUILT AROUND THE MAXIMIZATION OF...
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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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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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Warmth, movement, simplicity, community—welcome to the progressive office of today. The open concept is no longer a trend but a mainstay, and as the cloud and cordless technologies free us from desks, designers are shifting to support the new social spaces. For the latest, we look to the NeoCon trade show. Each June, some 50,000 designers descend on Chicago for...
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