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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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Another in a series of posts of some of the remarkable architects that were working in Boulder, Colorado in the 1960s.  This was a particularly fruitful time for questioning the basis for especially residential design and Boulder’s building boom allowed some of the more talented local architects to experiment with new forms, materials and most […]

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We work on a lot of smaller projects that largely entail the internal reorganization of an existing house.  Most often these are houses that were built in the 1960′s and the current homeowners are struggling with small, awkward kitchens and houses that are more formally arranged than currently lifestyles are well suited. New houses and […]

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more than beauty and function, many rooms have a kind of atmosphere, a history, that makes them intriguing.

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It can be hard to decide – this or that, one or two, artisan whole wheat or quinoa spelt (hey, I live in Boulder).  Hopefully there is not a lot riding on those decisions and a mistake can be revisisted or disguised as toast.  A house it not such an easy fix. I am not […]

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Of the many types of ugly that inflict the American house, Ugly by Design, although not the most pervasive, it is certainly the most offensive.  These houses clearly fall into the “what were they thinking” category of a design idea gone wrong. Sometimes Ugly by Design is the result of a once-interesting and innovative design […]

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First, it is not a product. Second, it is not a function of the architect’s ego. Third, it is not a function of the bank’s commodification And last, it is not a machine. When LeCorbusier first said “a house is a machine for living”, machines and technology were seen as liberating, not the soulless leviathans […]

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Architecture is serious business.  Not only because architect’s take themselves painfully serious, but because for folks who choose to go down the path of designing and building a custom house, it is probably the most money they will ever spend.  Tends to be a bit sobering. A house is the daily landscape of your life. […]

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