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In a collaboration with ACI Design:Build, we have been working on the design for a new house up on Sunshine Canyon. Built on the site of a house lost to the Fourmile Wildfire, this house has been designed to be highly tuned, or optimized to its spectacular panoramic site. With views spanning over 270 degrees, […]

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Most Coloradans are familiar with Charles Deaton’s Sculptural House located on that prominent hill in Genessee.  Made famous in Woody Allen’s film The Sleeper, it is likely more contemplatively seen while sitting in Saturday morning ski traffic on I-70. Deaton’s most interesting work however may be the Keys Savings and Loan building south of Denver […]

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I am giving a public talk on February 19th on a brief history of Modern Architecture in Boulder at the public library Canyon Theater.  I have given a version of this talk in the past, with emphasis on preservation of the recent past.  This time around I have rewritten the focus of the talk to […]

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I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and attended suburban Mayme S.  Waggener High School.  I have written previous posts about Hyper-Attenuated Building Syndrome, and it only recently occurred to me that this building is in fact a prime example.  Its plan proportions are something like 12:1 – a long, lean, learning machine. What I remember […]

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San Francisco is built on hills – very steep hills.  And, its street layout is basically a traditional grid overlaid on this topography.  This makes for a lot of very crazy inclines for both streets and buildings.  For residential properties, this most often means steps up to the front door.  Many, many steps.   So […]

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  As I have probably spoken about in previous posts, we draw no real distinction between architecture and interiors.  They are all a part of crafting a series of spaces that are made of various materials that make up a building.  To that extent, we spend as much time, and often considerably more, choosing interior […]

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a brief look at the roof and its use a design element in architecture, its disappearance with modernism and then reappearance over the last few years

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