Monday, September 21, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
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.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
"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
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
|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|
Friday, May 08, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
As some of you might already know, April is Architecture month in Denver. This weekend (April 25th-26th) is the main event, and many of the city's architectural landmarks, design firm offices and downtown businesses are featuring guided public tours and open house events.
Head on over to the website at www.doorsopendenver.com to see more info, but the printable guide and map are available below. Some the highlights that are worth mentioning here:
Clyfford Still Museum
Historic Union Station & Plaza
Denver Art Museum