Thursday, July 28, 2016

Alpine Modern: The Architect Explorer

An excellent interview feature with Larry Yaw of  Aspen based CCY Architects over at the Alpine Modern e-journal website:  


A solid look inside Larry's inspirations, cultural influences, design aspirations, life philosophy and what it means to create modern architecture in the mountain landscape.  He also talks about a constant struggle that we Architects have when making something new: "...is architecture derived of context, or does the architecture create the context?"  Most of his projects play with an intriguing tension of duality and meaning, public vs private, historic vs. new...
Looking forward to seeing more of CCY's work.

Aspen Historic Lake District renovation and addition



A couple of our favorite take-away quotes from the article:
“There’s opulence of thought and opulence of material—and those are two different things.”

“Part of the creative process is being lost, disoriented; you are seeking an answer in a way. Therefore, I never feel lost.”

Friday, January 29, 2016

Design After Dark: AMASS

In our inbox this morning:

DESIGN COUNCIL OF THE DENVER ART MUSEUM
IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ITS 12TH ANNUAL
DESIGN AFTER DARK PARTY AND FUNDRAISER
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​Friday, February 5, 2016

6:00-7:00 pm
Vernissage Preview Party

7:00-11:00 pm
Design After Dark
​General Admission


1990 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80210

​(One block north of Evans Avenue)


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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be able to purchase tickets at the door?
Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.
Prices will increase by $20 at the door should tickets remain available.


Where is Design After Dark?
1990 South Broadway (at East Asbury Avenue), one block north of Evans Avenue.
Map provided here


Having difficulty purchasing tickets?
If you are having difficulty purchasing tickets online, or have membership questions,
please call 720-913-0130 for support.
 To purchase members tickets, you must create an account if you have not done so in the past.
In order to create an account you must have your current museum membership number on hand.
 


What is the Vernissage Preview Party?

Vernissage is a term used for a preview of an art exhibition, before the formal opening. A limited
number of Vernissage tickets are available for purchase. Vernissage tickets offer exclusive access
to Design After Dark from 6:00-7:00 pm and admission to the event all evening.
Purchase here


Vernissage ticket holders can mingle with participating artists and designers over canap├ęs and cocktails,
while taking advantage of the distinct opportunity to purchase artworks and silent auction items.


What should I wear?
Impeccable dress, for one fabulous evening celebrating design.

Is there a coat check?

Yes. There is no additional charge for coat check. 

Not ready to go home after Design After Dark?
Head to Denver’s longest-running and most award-winning dance party Lipgloss
for the official AMASS after–party. 
Show proof of attendance to Design After Dark
and get free entry to dance the rest of the night away.

Monday, December 14, 2015

this weekend's adventure blog:
Looking up at a new residence in progress...
Steel windows make all the difference...
The beginnings of a floating stair...
Suspension
Architectural oddity

Monday, September 21, 2015

Pecha Kucha Night Denver: Brew Ha! Ha!

PechaKucha Brew Ha! Ha!
September 30th | 7:00 - 9:30 PM

Central Denver Public Library | 10 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204
 
We are excited to be a part of Denver Public Library's Brew Ha! Ha! and Denver Startup Week. Brew Ha! Ha! is a celebration of maker-culture and Denver Startup Week is a celebration of all that is entrepreneurial.

Make your way to the Central Denver Public Library September 30th to drink in talks from an interesting blend of creators, leaders, and innovators who are helping to "Brew a Better Denver". Doors open at 7 and talks start 7:30. Speakers include:

Tom Hagerman | Devotcka
Toluwanimi Obiwole | 100 Colorado Creatives
Beverly Grant | Mo' Betta Greens
Delanie Holton-Fessler | The Craftsman & the Apprentice
Lydia Prado | Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being
Denon & Sean Moore | Cake Crumbs
Matthew L. Klein | All Beuys Club
Wendy McGill | Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch

We will be on the 7th Floor Gallery. This event is free and sustenance and refreshments are provided, but registration is requested and you must be at least 21 to attend. Register early, as space is limited to 100 people. If you register and are unable to attend, please notify us so we can open additional registrations.

A big thanks to the Denver Public Library and Denver Startup Week for helping to make this event happen!

Monday, August 17, 2015

2015 Sunset Idea House Tour

Our former colleague and good friend Megan Hudacky at cky design has done some marvelous Interiors work for this year's Sunset Magazine Idea House.  Tours will take place over the next few weeks starting on August 22nd.  

Advance tickets are on sale through Friday, Aug. 21 at 8:00 p.m. for $60 each. For more information and to purchase tickets go here.  Tickets purchased after that time must be purchased at any of the tour homes beginning at 11:00 am on Aug. 22 for $70 each. Children 12 and under are free.

See more at the Denver Post Article on the Sunset Idea House.






Thursday, June 11, 2015

Engineering without Engines...

"The International Style of Modernism came with the advent of building services. In the end, the architecture became like a container space, essentially like a boring box with a basement full of machinery to make it inhabitable," he said. "As a result, buildings literally started to look identical all over the planet." 
"Today we have sophisticated building technology, we can calculate and simulate the environments and performance of the building, the thermal exposure of envelop, or the air flow through an urban space or structure." 
"Rather than 'Architecture without Architects', it actually allows us to do 'Engineering without Engines'," he explained. "We can engineer a building and design a building with least reliance on active machinery to make it inhabitable." 
--Bjarke Ingels, BIG (article)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Archi Detail

To say it is impossible to control the vast quantities of details that occur in the late modern building is understandable, but one can just as easily argue that poetry is impossible given the plethora of printed text in the modern world.  This type of non-detail is merely the bad detail, and we might thus add two categories to the list of detail types--the incompetent and the indifferent.  The architect cannot control all details of the building, but the architect must control the important ones.
-- Edward R. Ford; The Architectural Detail



Hand sketch framing detail for The Lightbox by BCJ 


Built condition of The Lightbox by BCJ


Hand sketch roof details for Castelvecchio Museum by Carlo Scarpa


Hand sketch detail of Chicken Point Cabin operable glass wall by Tom Kundig


Details of Chicken Point Cabin operable glass wall by Tom Kundig
Chicken Point Cabin by Tom Kundig


Window Details of Usonian House by Frank Lloyd Wright

Building Section Perspective by Paul Rudolph


Light slot detail at Therme Vals by Peter Zumthor (via nm)

Light slots at Therme Vals