City Life: Growing Food with the Sun

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by Maggie Flickinger The importance of fresh, vital food options…
Powers of Ten

Powers of Ten: Sunday, 10.10.10

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by Maggie Flickinger The auspicious date of 10.10.10 is rapidly…

Our Favorite Things: Volume 6

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by Maggie Flickinger Do Good.  Eat Good. Feel Good.  That's…

Barrett Studio: 2010 AIA Colorado North Firm of the Year

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by Maggie Flickinger Barrett Studio was recently lauded as…

Wildfire Resistant by Design

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by Sam Nishek, Architect, LEED AP Two weeks ago in the hills…
Building Metric

A Beautiful Building Metric?

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by Laura Varsafsky, LEED AP Whether you know sustainable architecture…
What Does Green Mean

What Does “Green” Mean?

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by Maggie Flickinger Net-Zero | Off-the-Grid | LEED | Living…
Favorite Things Barrett Studio Architects

Our Favorite Things: Volume 5

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by Maggie Flickinger I stumbled upon Michael McDowell - aka…
Small Spaces Inspiration

Small Spaces: Inspiration & Delight

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Architects often discuss the concept of compression and expansion - a creation of experiential contrast based on the juxtaposition of open fluidity and cloistered comfort. In so many homes today, there is only the open fluidity, a reaching that expands and extends without the beauty of the contrast.
Tedx Boulder

TEDx Boulder: Buy a Home with Values

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It was a whirlwind week for me, speaking in front of 1300+ people (gulp!) at the Chautauqua Fieldhouse in Boulder for the inaugural TEDx Boulder event last Saturday, August 7th.
Our Favorite Things

Our Favorite Things, Volume 4

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The Isometric Chair by Kalon Studios is a work of art, domestically crafted from solid bamboo and finished with natural wax. An effortless blend of classic curve & modern minimalism, this is one more seating design for notorious chair-loving architects to add to their "must-have" collections.
Fashionable Geekery

Fashionable Geekery

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In honor of yesterday’s Embrace Your Inner Geek Day, I’d like to share Douglas Coupland’s new fashion line, developed with Canadian lifestyle brand Roots. That’s right, hallowed tech geek author Coupland (best known for the 1991 classic, Generation X), has forayed into fashion.
Solar

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.
Gentrification

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.
Solar Bungalow Artfully Green

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.