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Solar Takes a Turn for Sexy

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Solar has embarked on a European vacation, tossing caution to the wind and flaunting its sexy curves in Madrid. Thousands have flocked to ogle the Solar Homes on display at the Solar Decathlon Europe in Madrid.
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Gentrification = Demolition?

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Here in Denver, as in any built environment, we have a slow churning of development (despite the recent downturn) exemplified by historic neighborhoods passing through the throes of gentrification.
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Solar Bungalow: Artfully Green

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Barrett Studio is often associated with biomorphic, organic designs that blend tactile, hand-crafted architecture with modern design and detailing. But another of our sustainability principles is being a good neighbor, and as such we've designed several homes that display more of a traditional connotation of home.
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Our Favorite Things: Volume 3

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Gathering around a table enjoying the fruits of your harvest is one of the joys of spring and summer. Gathering around a table enjoying the fruits of someone else's harvest prepared by trained chefs? Even better!
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Our Future: Grab it by the Tale!

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Like many others, I’ve been wondering more and more, “What can we do to create in a time that seems to reflect this Dickensian world?” With an undeniable collapse of business as usual comes the associated need for invention.
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How Does Your Garden Grow?

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It's full blown spring in Boulder and the chill fingers of frost have (hopefully!) passed us by. We're all starting on our gardens...expanding, starting anew, and learning from past seasons. Last year, I bemoaned the loss of my "in-ground" garden when I bought a rowhouse with the only ground-floor area being a lovely concrete pad.
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The 25 Million Dollar "Ramp"

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by Nicole Delmage The federal government has awarded Boulder…
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Our Favorite Things: Volume 2

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With a certified permaculturalist on staff, and all of us having veggie gardens, we were thrilled to find the Denver Urban Homesteading Farmer's Market.
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Faded Dreams at Arcosanti

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Recently, I set off on a southwest road trip, and in later posts you'll read about my impressions of Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam Bypass. Here though, I'd like to share some photos I took of Arcosanti - that fabled gem in the dusty desert north of Scottsdale, Arizona.
Bah Humbug to Earth Day
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Bah Humbug to Earth Day!

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I've been told "Happy Earth Day" by about 30 entities today. I say "entities" because only about 8 of these tidings came from my friends, family, and coworkers.
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"Beat-to-Hell Modernism"

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We’ve had a lot of media coverage over the years, and you never quite know what a writer will glean from an interview. So, we had to chuckle when we saw the David Barrett quote Yellowscene Magazine pulled for their feature on Contemporary Colorado, “It’s beat-to-hell sophistication that balances, warms and brings a handmade quality to these splendid, dynamic homes.”
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Come In, Come in!

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Welcome to our refreshed blog! You may have found us via our new enewsletter. Things have been busy here at the studio, and we're excited to use this blog and our enewsletter as a way to share our news, fun finds, and events in our community.
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Our Favorite Things: Week One!

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If you receive our enewsletter, you may have seen "Our Favorite Things." This is a weekly-ish grouping of some of the exciting places, products/systems/materials, people, or projects that are on our radar. It's a fun way of keeping you in our loop!
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Moral Obligation or Economic Stimulation?

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As World Architecture News recently reported, the Aceh Tsunami Museum recently opened in Indonesia, which was ravaged by the Tsunami and its aftermath in 2004, causing over 160,000 deaths.
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The Concept of Enough: wee ski Chalet

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As David Wann opines in his article, "Redefining Enough", our culture seems to be in a precipitous freefall toward an overaccumulation obsession paired with a paucity of true fulfillment.