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Nove I in Aspen, Colorado by Studio B Architects

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Nove 1 consists of two 3,500 square foot single-family residences located on a corner lot in Aspen’s West End neighborhood. Sometimes entitled “Sibling Rivalry,” Nove’s two residences divide the property into equal halves and draw a line – the concrete landscaping wall – right down the double courtyard in the middle. The residences are within easy walking distance of Aspen’s numerous cultural activities. The architecture of the houses is clean and sophisticated. The exterior and interior material palate is simple yet elegant, and designed for housing of the residents’ many pieces of artwork. Construction was completed in the fall of 2005.

Nove 1

  • Architects: Studio B Architects
  • Project: Nove I
  • Location: Aspen, Colorado
  • Type of Project: Residential Duplex over $3 million
  • Project Completion Date: Fall 2005
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Scholl Residence in Aspen, Colorado by Studio B Architects

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

The Scholl Residence expands on the ‘Case Study’ series of the 1950’s. The steep site possessed challenges with drainage, topography, a small footprint, restrictive easements and was required to address very limiting neighborhood design review standards. Contextually, the area was developed in the 1960’s and surrounding residents were quite resistant to the architectural direction. Although the neighborhood is one of transition, this was the greatest challenge in realizing the project.

Scholl Residence

  • Architects: Studio B Architects
  • Project: Scholl Residence
  • Location: Aspen, Colorado
  • Type of Project: Residential
  • Project Completion Date: October 2007
  • Primary Materials Used: zinc, concrete, & glass
  • Size of Building: 6,000 SF
  • Size of Site: 0.25 acres
  • Cost of Construction: Undisclosed
  • Photographers: Aspen Architectural Photography
  • Software: Architectural Desktop, 3ds max for renderings (not shown)
  • Scope of Work: A small steeply sloping site provided an opportunity to explore the 1950’s ‘case study’ series within a very restrictive homeowners association.


Stapleton Pool House in Denver, Colorado by Semple Brown Design

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

…a Fun place for kids

The visionaries responsible for conceiving these parks realize the importance of community, of successful public space, and of great buildings. These same visionaries believe in allowing the architecture to speak…to say something about place and time.

Pool House Elevation

  • Architects: Semple Brown Design, P.C. Architect
  • Project: Stapleton Pool House #2
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Total Size: 2,670 square feet
  • Total Cost: $600,000 Building only ; $2.0 m (building, site work, and pool)
  • Completion: August 2005
  • Client: Forest City Development


Lowenstein Cultural Center in Denver, Colorado by Semple Brown Design

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

The prominent urban site located along East Colfax Avenue was the first anchor development for the City of Denver’s Colfax Redevelopment Plan. The idea was to create a vibrant urban center incorporating anchor tenants with a focus on Music, Books and Movies.  It was envisioned that the synergy created between the two retailers and the movie theatre would help to invigorate the neighborhood and work as a catalyst for the revitalization of East Colfax Avenue.  A cinema was originally cast to go into the vacated historic Lowenstein Theatre, but after a programmatic change the historic Theatre was renovated to for the local bookstore Tattered Cover.  This left the new building, which houses a local music venue Twist & Shout and Denver Film Center, to reinforce the urban edge of Colfax and Elizabeth streets.

South West View

  • Architects: Semple Brown Design
  • Project: Lowenstein Cultural Center
  • Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
  • Total Size: 92,000 square feet
  • Core & Shell Cost: $5.1 million
  • Completion: 2007


Nove 2 in Aspen, Colorado by Studio B Architects

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

This small residual wedge-shaped property sat vacant for years given its many site restraints and complexities including; front streets on two sides, 10’-0” snow storage easements on 2 sides, buried City of Aspen main water and electric lines directly under the building footprint which required re-location and a year of approvals and strict zoning ordinances given its location in Aspen’s Historic West End.

Nove 2 by Studio B - Photo by Raul J. Garcia

  • Architects: Studio B Architects
  • project type –residential 1-3 million
  • completion date –fall 2009
  • location –aspen, colorado
  • primary materials –limestone panels, aluminum clad doors and windows
  • project size –3200 s.f
  • site size –10,800 s.f
  • construction cost –undisclosed
  • scope of work –the single owner required a small private house to display an extensive art collection.
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2010 and Architectural Desktop for standard construction document work. 3D-Max and Rhino in addition to Architectural Desktop for  renderings


Ellie Caulkins Opera House At The Quigg Newton Auditorium in Denver

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Working closely with Denver’s Division of Theatres and Arenas, SEMPLE BROWN DESIGN considered many options before launching the final concept for the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The firm had been in discussions with the City as early as 1993, trying to solve this unique puzzle. To begin the design process, members of the firm first considered the state of the old Auditorium Theatre and the needs of the people and organizations that would eventually use the new theatre.

Opera House

Opera House

  • Architect: Semple Brown Design, P.C.
  • Total Size: 280,000 square feet
  • Total Cost: $92.0 m Total
  • Completion: September 2005
  • Theatre Design: Peter Lucking
  • Project Architect: Bryan Schmidt, LEED AP, AIA
  • Interior Design Principal: Mary Kay Sunset, LEED AP, ASID
  • Associate Architect: Luis O. Acosta
  • Client: City and County Of Denver, Theatres and Arenas
  • Photography: Ron Pollard
  • Software used: 3-D Studio Viz to prepare preliminary client & donor presentations; AutoCAD was use for the construction documents.


Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8 Headquarters, Denver, Coloradon by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Located on the corner of Wynkoop and 16th streets in Denver’s Lower Downtown District, the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 8 Headquarters building sits on an urban brownfield that formerly housed a U.S. Postal Annex.

EPA Headquarters

  • Architect: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, LLP
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Completed: January 2007


Lincoln Mixed Use in Denver, Colorado, USA by Meridian 105 Architecture

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Lincoln Mixed Use is a design proposal for Denver, Colorado, consisting of a hotel, retail, parking structure, restaurant, and movie theater.  The building is sited on a transition lot between high-rise residential and a primary commercial corridor.  Overlapping cross circulation is established onsite, easing occupants through the various program uses between these two zones.

Overall View Of Building, At Entry To Restaurant At Grade


La Muna Mountain Home in Aspen, Colorado by Oppenheim Architecture + Design

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Article source: Oppenheim Architects

A complete renovation and minor addition of one of the first homes built in the ultra-exclusive enclave of Red Mountain in Aspen Colorado. 30 years of hazardousness of this rustic ski chalet with all its imperfections is a  homage to the Japanese sensibility of wabi sabi. Clad in reclaimed regional wood, stone and steel the home is intended to make a minimal impact on the natural resources and merge effortlessly with its idyllic surroundings of forest, stream and mountain. Solar collectors provide needed energy for power and hot water, while extremely large operable panels of insulated glass blur the boundaries between inside and out– further enforcing a connection and deep respect of place.

La Muna Mountain House

  • Architect: Oppenheim Architecture + Design
  • Scope: 3,500 SF mountain home. Architecture/Interior Design
  • Location: Aspen, Colorado
  • Year completed: 2010
  • Renderings: In-house


Luxury Residential Aspen Residence in Aspen, Colorado by Forum Phi Architects

Monday, February 21st, 2011

This contemporary mountain residence offers attractive modern elements including copper barrel roofs and a sleek, chef-inspired kitchen. The stunning views are maximized from all angles, yet privacy is key thanks to the home’s strategic design. The entry offers a secluded courtyard feel and many South facing windows help to significantly reduce energy usage in the winter. The expansive kitchen, living room, dining and family areas are designed as a completely open floor plan which gives the large house the vibrancy and cozy comfort of a smaller residence. The house offers all the luxury amenities a resident could dream of including a state of the art media room, and a master bedroom of around 2000 sq ft with his and hers closets, extravagant guest bedrooms and bathrooms galore, a modern kitchen, lounge area, den, offices.

East Aspen Luxury Residences

East Aspen Luxury Residences

  • Architects: Forum Phi Architects
  • Location: Aspen, Colorado
  • Details: 7 Bedrooms, 7 Full Bath, 7 Half Bath
  • Area: 9140 sq ft


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