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Architecture Design and Building in Colorado, USA - 01
Architecture Design and Building in Colorado, USA

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BAR HOUSE IN ASPEN

The simple and strong geometric shape of the Bar House near Aspen, Colorado — which is a bar set boldly across, rather than nestling along, the valley floor — stands up to the rugged and majestic mountains that surround it. Despite its strength, this house by Peter Gluck and Partners is partly submerged in the ground, as if to lock it into the landscape. The views up and down the valley dominate the interior spaces, but they are tempered in different ways by the varied size and placement of the windows and the shape of the rooms. — Published 2009.1216

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SMARTER BUILDING IN DENVER

In the United States, building "smart" striving for compact, mixed-use, walkable neighborhoods can be hard. There are many reasons: less-proven markets for pedestrian-oriented neighborhoods, higher costs of building, inflexible mortgage lending requirements, often-rigid building codes and zoning regulations, and the community opposition that may challenge any development. — Published 2003.0604

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BUILT GREEN COLORADO

Vast quantities of resources are consumed in residential construction. Although an expanding array of new technologies are available and innovative practices are being developed to reduce the environmental costs of such construction, integrating environmental improvements into mainstream homebuilding remains a challenge. — Published 2002.0116

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