Above are photos from our Friday site visit to one of the firm’s residential projects in the final phases of construction. Metal panels are being added to the facade of the building and the glass railings are being installed to complete the light-well staircase.Read More
We moved our office from Denver’s Union Station to the vibrant Santa Fe Art District. Specifically we’re at 863 Santa Fe Drive, just south of 9th & Santa Fe. We’re very excited to be surrounded by the creativity of the surrounding art galleries and fellow architects.
Very frequently local artists display their art in our space. So feel free to stop by, especially on First Fridays of the month when this area is at its liveliest. All the galleries are open free of charge, gourmet food trucks abound, and our new space is open for tours.
We’re happy to announce that Brazen restaurant opened a little while ago, and we are very proud of how its design turned out. It’s just off the corner of Tennyson and 38th in the old Elitch’s neighborhood. The owner wanted to create a contemporary interior that conveyed a welcoming, neighborhood-eatery vibe. Stand-out materials for the space include its polished concrete floor, bent steel shelving and lighting fixtures, and a dark wood finish using the Japanese shou-sugi-ban burnt wood technique.
As we’ve done on other projects, we jumped in on some of the finishes for the restaurant. We used a gas burner to try out a burnt wood technique. First, we torched the wood. Then scraped off some of the excess charring to expose some of the natural wood beneath. We also took on the job of painting the overhead bent-steel lighting pendant, creating a distressed marquee sign look to reference the area’s amusement park past.