As Colorado architects we recently completed design and documentation for a sleek and modern new structure in Denver. This also happens to be a live/work residence. Many available and urban lots in Denver, Colorado are for the most part very linear. This live/work courtyard style residence sits on a very typical site for the city.
These clients want to create structure designed to take advantage of the walkability in this more urban neighborhood. At the same time, they are also locating the businesses they run in a separate but connected space.
When thinking about planning on this site it became obvious that we needed to separate the ‘work’ program. Thereby providing a dedicated entry for their clients and teams to enter.
Denver, Colorado has over 300 sunny days a year. Since we are looking at separating out program it makes so much sense to start studying courtyard typologies!
This is a very dense neighborhood. And since the neighboring buildings are very close the exterior material wants to be simple and impactful. Therefore we chose a dark metal panel cladding and warm cedar accent palette. I think it looks smart and it holds it’s own on the block. All while still being a little bit of an icon for the business.
Architects in Colorado have really leaned into modern architecture in the urban areas of Denver. And we are very excited to plug into the rich texture that already exists here.
This is post 1 of 5 in a series we will be posting on this project.
Checkout the portfolio page here to learn more about this project and stay tuned for additional posts on more technical aspects for this site!