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Birch Road Off-the Grid House in Crestone, Colorado by David Jay Weiner, Architect, P.C.

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Article source: David Jay Weiner, Architect, P.C. 

Designed for a couple as a weekend house and eventual retirement home, this house sits in the high desert of the San Luis Valley (elev. +8,500 ft.) with exceptional views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Great Sand Dunes National Monument to the Southeast.  The area is known for its serenity and environmental uniqueness.  The house has been designed to not only respond to that environment, but also to take advantage of the unique spirituality of the site.

Image Courtesy © Bill Ellzey

  • Architects: David Jay Weiner, Architect, P.C.
  • Project: Birch Road Off-the Grid House
  • Location: Crestone, Colorado, USA
  • Photography: Bill Ellzey
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Rhino

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MARTaK Passive House in Masonville, Colorado by Baosol

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Article source: Baosol

Colorado’s first project to be certified by the Passive House Institute is an off-grid timber home located 2,000 meters up in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, near Fort Collins. The house’s pristine forest location inspired a building system with an emphasis on natural materials, that minimizes the use of foams and concrete.

Image Courtesy © Andrew Michler

  • Architects: Baosol
  • Project: MARTaK Passive House
  • Location: Masonville, Colorado, USA
  • Photography: Andrew Michler

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Boulder Cabin in Colorado by Dynia Architects

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: Dynia Architects 

This 2,500 square foot residence sits atop a precipice with views to the metropolitan Denver valley to the east and the iconic Flatiron peaks to the west.  The interior spaces are austere, reflecting the disciplined lifestyle of the homeowners.

Image Courtesy © Ron Johnson

Image Courtesy © Ron Johnson

  • Architects: Dynia Architects 
  • Project: Boulder Cabin
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Photography: Ron Johnson and Kimberly Gavin
  • Structural/Civil Engineer: KL&A
  • MEP Engineer: ME Engineers
  • Landscape Architect: R Design Land Architects and Nettle Landscaping
  • Contractor: Rosewood Construction Inc.
  • Area: 2,500 square feet
  • Completion Date: 2009

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Freight Residences in Denver, Colorado by Dynia Architects

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Article source: Dynia Architects 

Housing development in Denver is booming, especially in the newly revitalized River North (RiNo) neighborhood of Denver.  Unlike the majority of apartment buildings in the area, Dynia Architects’ Freight Residences rejects the typical models of development.  The building has a sense of intimacy and privacy, reduces the homogony of multifamily development, and targets the underserved urban family market.

Image Courtesy © JC Buck

Image Courtesy © JC Buck

  • Architects: Dynia Architects
  • Project: Freight Residences
  • Location: 3515 Ringsby Ct, Denver, Colorado 80216, USA
  • Photography: JC Buck
  • Architect of Record: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture
  • Structural/Civil Engineer: KL&A
  • MEP Engineer: MEC (mechanical), Technicus (electrical)
  • Landscape Architect: Plot Landscape Architecture
  • Contractor: Brinkman Constructors
  • Area: 55,386 square feet
  • Completion Date: 2016

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909 in Boulder, Colorado by Arch11 Inc

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Article source: Arch11 Inc

This is a project that is a pure result of creativity within limits. Boulder, Colorado has some of the strictest building constraints of any municipality in the country. Zoning requirements included height limits, street bulk plane limits, setbacks, a public open space requirement and a requirement for a brick facade.

Image Courtesy © Arch11 Inc

Image Courtesy © Arch11 Inc

  • Architects: Arch11 Inc
  • Project: 909
  • Location: 909 Walnut Street, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Software used: Sketchup and Rhino
  • Primary Materials Used: Colored Concrete Masonry W/ Glass And Terracotta Sun Screen
  • Size Of Building: 14,475 Sf
  • Size Of Site: 6,300 Sf
  • Cost Of Construction: $3.4 Million
  • Completion Date: August 2015

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Denver Botanic Gardens’ Science Pyramid in Colorado by BURKETTDESIGN ARCHITECTURE

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Article source: BURKETTDESIGN ARCHITECTURE

The Botanic Gardens’ new 5,258-square-foot Science Pyramid’s iconic design reflects a blend of progressive design, sustainable technologies and biomimetic principles that mirror the building’s purpose—the advancement of science. Intended to showcase the fascinating research being done at the Gardens on contemporary botanic and environmental issues as well as topics like the global steppe climates, the new space will empower visitors to become citizen scientists and do their part as ambassadors for global conservation as a part of the Gardens’ broader mission. Various projects conducted under the Gardens’ Center for Global Initiatives will also be featured.

Image Courtesy © BURKETTDESIGN ARCHITECTURE

Image Courtesy © BURKETTDESIGN ARCHITECTURE

  • Architects: BURKETTDESIGN ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Denver Botanic Gardens’ Science Pyramid
  • Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
  • Client: Denver Botanic Gardens (Brian Vogt, CEO)
  • General Contractor: GH Phipps Construction Companies, Centennial, CO
  • Cladding Supplier: Swisspearl©, Specialty Architectural Panels
  • Structural Steel: Zimkor
  • Air and Weather Barrier: Cossella-Dorken
  • Mechanical: BCER Engineering
  • Civil Engineer: Carroll & Lange-Manhard
  • Total Project Cost: $6 million
  • Total Square Footage: 5,258-square-feet
  • Ground Breaking: September 2013
  • Project Completion: September 15, 2014

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Colorado Outward Bound School Micro Cabins by ColoradoBuildingWorkshop

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Article source: ColoradoBuildingWorkshop

Located on a steep hillside in a lodgepole pine forest, these cabins were designed as micro dormitories for the Colorado Outward Bound School. The cabins sit lightly on the landscape, directing views from private spaces towards trees, rock outcroppings and distant mountain views of the Mosquito Range. More public “community” views are directed into social spaces that develop from the organization of the cabins in relationship to one another. These community spaces are made up of front porches and the negative spaces between cabins.

Image Courtesy © Jesse Kuroiwa

Image Courtesy © Jesse Kuroiwa

  • Architects: ColoradoBuildingWorkshop
  • Project: Colorado Outward Bound School Micro Cabins
  • Location: Colorado, US
  • Photography: Jesse Kuroiwa
  • Structural Engineer: Andy Paddock
  • Community Partners: Altitude Steel, Carlisle Syntec Systems, Airgas, Oldcastle Building Envelope Rocky Mountain Lumber, Simpson Strong-Tie, Cummins Rocky Mountain, DuPont Tyvek, Red-D-Arc Welderentals, Glass Systems, VonMod
  • Students: Derek Ackley, Sidney Aulds, Brent Beicker, Matthew Breen, Andrew Brown, John Giddens, Brandon Gossard, Aaron Gray, Dane Hardy, Chad Holmes, Casandra Huff, Mark Hurni, Timo Jyrinki, Rachel Koleski, Kate Lucas, Nathan Moore, Matt Ollmann, Aleka Pappas, Holly Paris, Nathan Pepper, Kit Piane, Ken Roberts, Louisa Sanford, Joe Stainbrook, Brandon Sweeney, Phil Stuen, Amanda Tharp, Elliott Watenpaugh
  • Maymester Students: Becca Barenblat, Jeff D’Addario, Sam Palmer-Dwore
  • Faculty: Rick Sommerfeld, Scott Lawrence, JD Signom , Jordan Vaughn

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Independence Pass Residence in Aspen, Colorado by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

At the edge of a nature preserve, the Independence Pass Residence has sweeping views across an alpine meadow to the Roaring Fork River and the Rocky Mountains. The house stretches between two knolls, forming a threshold to the views. A series of textured Vals quartzite walls extend into the landscape on either side, giving weight to the lower level. The upper volume is a glass and wood pavilion with a roof that floats on slender stainless steel columns. Its position on the site, linear shape and the use of glass, steel and quartzite gives great strength to this mountain home.

Image Courtesy © Nic Lehoux

Image Courtesy © Nic Lehoux

  • Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Project: Independence Pass Residence
  • Location: Aspen, Colorado, USA
  • Photography: Nic Lehoux
  • Structural Engineer: PCS Structural Solutions
  • Civil Engineer: Schmueser Gordon Meyer
  • M/E/P Engineer: Gordon Prill Drapes, PC
  • Landscape Architect: Bluegreen
  • Interior Design: Shelton Mindel & Associates
  • Lighting Consultant: Fisher Marantz Stone
  • Acoustical Engineer: The Greenbusch Group, Inc.
  • Specification Consultant: Specifications Northwest
  • LEED and Photovoltaic Consultant: Active Energies, Inc.
  • Custom Fabricator: Company K
  • Size: 12,550 SF
  • Dates: 2014

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LC-140 in Colorado by Låda Cube

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Article source: Låda Cube

\”In 2013 Låda Cube set out to change how we use and think about our walls.

Fueled by our belief that traditional stick-built walls consume needless time, energy, and resources, we set out to develop a better technology. We couldn’t be more excited about the results!

We created a wall that is infinitely flexible and allows for rapid modifications of spaces, a wall that is transportable, a wall that is cheaper, and most importantly, a wall that is beautiful.

Image Courtesy © Låda Cube

Image Courtesy © Låda Cube

  • Architects: Låda Cube (John Fay)
  • Project: LC-140
  • Location: Colorado, USA
  • Software used: Photoshop, Sketchup, and Microsoft Powerpoint

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Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Colorado by Westlake Reed Leskosky

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Article source: Westlake Reed Leskosky

Project Overview

The Aspinall U.S. Courthouse modernization/high-performing green building renovation preserves an anchor in Grand Junction, and converts the 1918 landmark into one of the most energy efficient, sustainable historic buildings in the country. Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the $15 million project aims to be GSA’s first net-zero energy facility on the National Register. The project has achieved LEED® Platinum certification, and scores in the top 2% of LEED-NC v2009 projects on the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG).

Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse (South Elevation), Image Courtesy © Kevin G. Reeves, Photographer

Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse (South Elevation), Image Courtesy © Kevin G. Reeves, Photographer

  • Architects: Westlake Reed Leskosky
  • Project: Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
  • Location: Colorado, U.S.A
  • Photography: Kevin G. Reeves, Photographer, Westlake Reed Leskosky
  • Architect of Record: The Beck Group
  • Project Completion Date: February, 2013
  • Rocky Mountain Regional Administrator: Susan Damour
  • Project Manager: Jason Sielcken, PMP, LEED AP BD+C
  • Contracting Officer: Kenya Freeman
  • Project Executive: Todd Berry, LEED AP, CHC
  • Principal-in-Charge: Michael Murray, AIA, LEED AP
  • Project Leader: Louis Sierra, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Lead Structural Designer: Stephanie Banfield, PE
  • Interior Designer: Fonda Hosta, NCIDQ
  • Specification Writer: Ruth Albertelli, RA, CSI, CCS
  • Electrical Engineer: Carmen Mazzant, PE
  • Information Technology, Technology Designer: Raymond Heintel, PE, RCDD

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