The Curse of Houzz (and 5 ways to make it a blessing)

The Curse of Houzz (and 5 ways to make it a blessing)

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Need ideas for your kitchen remodel? No problem. On Houzz.com you have access to four million colorful photos of interiors and exteriors. Simply filter on 15 different attributes including number of islands, kitchen shape, and even backsplash color.

Living with Art

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Hot off the presses: our Bluebell Home was just featured on the cover of the June / July issue of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles. For this home, our Principal of Building Technology, Sam Nishek, worked closely with David Barrett’s design direction to overcome the site’s restrictions, including building height & bulk plane, and tricky soils & drainage.
Zoomer House

Zoomerhouse is Underway!

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David Barrett and his wife, Betzi Barrett of Four Star Realty, are designing and developing a prototype for-sale “aging gracefully” home in Boulder, Colorado. This is the first in a series of posts documenting the principles, ideas, and practicalities of this exciting endeavor!
Barrett Studio Architects

Barrett Studio from Above: Biomorphic & Geometric

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What does Google Earth make of homes designed by BARRETT STUDIO architects? While creating a custom Google map for a springtime Barrett Studio Homes biking tour, we got excited about seeing our finished homes from this previously inaccessible (unless you have a pilot friend or a fancy UAV) vantage point.

Barrett Studio Named “Best of Houzz 2013”

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Barrett Studio architects is proud to have been named “Best of Houzz 2013.” This honor goes to professionals with project images most often added to Houzzer’s Ideabooks. Since we first uploaded a few images six months ago, we’ve added more and more, and now our images have been added to over 10,000 Ideabooks!
Biomimicry

Biomimicry & Las Chicas de Matematicas

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by Amy Kirtland This past summer I was a guest speaker at…
Western Art and Architecture Magazine

David Barrett Named “One to Watch”

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by Maggie Flickinger The design publication Western Art…

WonkyPlay in Action + Other Green Playhouse Ideas

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by Maggie Flickinger Amidst a set of sizzling summer days,…

WonkyPlay: A Not-So-Square Green Playhouse

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by Maggie Flickinger What happens when 19 architect + builder…
Rise from the Ashes

Loss and Opportunity: Four Homes Rise from the Ashes Part III

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by David Barrett, AIA The idea that design can be a part of…