Just off downtown Loveland, Colorado is the ancient and intriguing Loveland Feed & Grain building. A many-year preservation and restoration effort has been taking place to find new uses for this magnificent building.
Just off downtown Loveland, Colorado is the ancient and intriguing Loveland Feed & Grain building. A many-year preservation and restoration effort has been taking place to find new uses for this magnificent building, expertly documented and researched in Christopher Th0rp's report and headed up by a non-profit and Novo Restoration.
I believe that we should all take extra efforts to try to find ways to save these agricultural buildings from the nineteenth century. Loveland's thriving arts community has taken a kind of stewardship of this building and there are plans afoot to transform it into an arts complex with adjacent live/work artist's housing next door.
I have written quite a bit about trying to find a Colorado vernacular and folding this in to the making of a kind of critical regionalism for the Front Range. I can think of no better example of a building to start with and a potential to fulfill. A semi-public Request for Qualifications went out for the making of the live/work residences and we passionately submitted our team and hope to be involved. Stay tuned.
(all photos by Mark Gerwing)
Part 2 of an attempt to define a Rocky Mountain regionalist architecture based on experiential and phenomenological responses rather than architectural styles and formal vernaculars.
some thoughts on a type of critical regionalism based on local climate and experiential elements rather than formal sources of vernacular architecture.
critical regionalism in architecture, by Mark Gerwing, M. Gerwing Architects, Boulder, Colorado
critical regionalism, Kenneth Frampton's essay, M. Gerwing Architects house design in Boulder, Colorado