Colorado campus by Paul Andersen features buildings with “false fronts”

American architect Paul Andersen has designed a series of commercial structures in Colorado with deceptive facades that rise higher than the actual buildings – a style that was popular in the Old West. The project, called Emerald Workshops, is located in Frederick, a small town just outside of Denver and near a major highway. The […]

Gammel Dam by CCY Architects embraces rugged setting in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains

Wooden cladding and large stretches of glass form the facades of this residence by CCY Architects, which is angled downward to follow the gentle slope of the terrain. Designed for a couple, the Gammel Dam house is located in Colorado‘s Pitkin County, near the rural community of Snowmass. The dwelling sits on a 12-acre (five-hectare) […]

Urban Denver building by Tres Birds houses a Japanese restaurant and aeroponic greenhouse

US firm Tres Birds Workshop has topped a Japanese restaurant in Denver, Colorado with a greenhouse featuring soil-free growing towers. The building is located within a block-long, mixed-use development called S*Park, short for Sustainability Park. Local studio Tres Birds Workshop designed the entire development – which encompasses housing, commercial space and urban farming – near […]

Six whimsical midcentury designs featured in Denver’s Serious Play exhibition

An exhibition at the Denver Art Museum showcases over 200 pieces with a playful spirit that were created by US-based industrial and graphic designers in the 1950s and ’60s. Curator Darrin Alfred selects his highlights. The show, Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America, presents furniture, textiles, posters, toys and other pieces created in the postwar […]

IM Pei’s Mesa Lab in Colorado captured in new photographs

This photoset by Australian photographer Tom Ross captures a geometric, concrete research laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, which was designed by architect IM Pei who passed away this week. Ross, a long-time fan of the late Pritzker Prize-winning architect, ventured to the city’s rural Table Mesa neighbourhood to capture Mesa Lab earlier this year. “Whenever I travel […]

Charles Cunniffe Architects completes affordable housing complex in Colorado ski town

Tiny homes, an apartment building and a boarding house make up the Virginia Placer development, which was designed by Charles Cunniffe Architects for a Rocky Mountain community in Colorado with a dearth of low-cost housing. The Virginia Placer development is located in Telluride, a popular resort town ringed by forests and snow-capped peaks. Funded by […]

Irregularly stacked volumes form The Source Hotel by Dynia Architects

Shifted floor plates and slanted elements lend an off-kilter appearance to a boutique hotel in a Denver art district, designed by US firm Dynia Architects. The eight-storey building sits along a major boulevard in the River North Art District (RiNo) — an industrial area that is quickly transforming into a live-work-play zone. As one of […]

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