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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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 www.forumphi.com
  • Location: Aspen, Colorado
  • Details: 7 Bedrooms, 7 Full Bath, 7 Half Bath
  • Area: 9140 sq ft

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Hydrogen House in Denver, Colorado by Indie Architecture

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Hydrogen House is a series of house prototypes and suburban planning strategies for the Hilltop neighborhood in Denver, CO. Advocating a shift from a corporate fuel economy to a grassroots one, the project uses hydrogen fuel cells to link the design of domestic environments to ambitions for suburban development.

Hydrogen House Model

Hydrogen House Model

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Catamount house in Colorado Springs by Indie Architecture

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

This house is a contemporary version of an Earthship, an ecologically benign house type popularized in the 1970s by Mike Reynolds, founder of Earthship Biotecture. The original Earthships were bermed into the ground to take advantage of the soil’s thermal mass, had relatively thin plans with extensive glazing on the south facing facade, walls made of old tires filled with dirt, PVs, and food gardens just inside the windows. They were intended to be self-sustaining living units, free of cities and their heavy infrastructure.

Catamount house Axonometric

Catamount house Axonometric

  • Architect: Indie Architecture
  • Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Expected completion: 2011

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“Weave Housing” in Denver by Meridian 105 Architects

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

‘Weave Housing’ is a design proposal for an urban mixed use complex in Denver CO, with 160 apartment units, retail and parking. Inspired by a children’s potholder loom, the facade texture supports multiple interior apartment arrangements with units occupying one or two bays in width, and one or two levels in height, allowing for flexibility and plan variety. By weaving occupiable volumes across the facade, private balconies and overhangs are created, establishing zones of natural shading and meeting the desired passive energy strategy. The long dimension of each apartment unit is stretched parallel to the corridors, taking advantage of natural light and views while minimizing the depth light is asked to penetrate the space.

Weave Housing - Eastern side of the building

Weave Housing - Eastern side of the building

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