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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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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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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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Big changes are coming to the most important room of the house. And it’s not all about technology. There’s a shift taking place in how people spend their money, with a growing number of experience-driven buyers looking to invest in good design. This is especially true in the kitchen, where preparing food is only part...
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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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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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One of the defining characteristics of Colorado is our beautiful, if somewhat temperamental, natural climate. So how do you find the right-priced indoor blinds to moderate light? Or integrate automation for an amazing near year-round outdoor space? At the Denver Shade Company, they’ve got that covered. Nestled in the ground level of the Studio Como...
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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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DESIGN INNOVATORS PERKINS+WILL RETHINK OFFICE SPACE FOR EVERY GENERATION AND COMPEL NEW COMMUNICATIONS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING STRATEGIES WITH KPMG’S IGNITION WORKSPACE. WORDS: Sean O’Keefe | Images: David Lauer When you’re walking into a place called Ignition, you’re expecting to blast off. The single-tenant elevator that carries you to KPMG’s new Denver office from the mezzanine at...
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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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TO HONOR DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS’ BOETTCHER MEMORIAL TROPICAL CONSERVATORY, CACAO SEEDS GROWN ONSITE BECAME A TREAT FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH THE HELP OF FORTUNA CHOCOLATE. WORDS: Amy Phare • IMAGES: Trevor Brown Jr. FERMENTING. ROASTING.CRACKING. WINNOWING. REFINING. CONCHING. TEMPERING. There’s a lot of work that goes into making a perfect bar of chocolate—but even...
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DESIGN IS SWEET, BUT HOW CAN WE LOOK AT EVERYDAY STRUCTURES AS SACCHARINE-SATURATED SUCCOR? DRENCHED IN RETRO-FUTURIST HUES, THE INSTAGRAM FEED FOR DENVER-BASED ASHLEY ENGLER ANSWERS THAT QUESTION THROUGH A PASTEL PROMENADE OF INSPIRING GEOSPATIAL GEOMETRY. EVEN MORE ASTOUNDING: THIS ARCHITECTURAL EYE CANDY COMES FROM THE PALM OF OUR HANDS. WORDS: CORY PHARE Facing a...
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In Denver’s booming real estate market, not all urban infill properties are created equal. Building a worthwhile community still begins with thoughtful, purposeful design. Developing neighborhoods within a growing community like Denver is a creative endeavor that covers a range of categories for the companies who build them. It’s a business opportunity, sure. But it’s...
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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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