Tag Archive: modern

Boulder Green Home Tour, September 29, 2018

The purpose of the Boulder Green Home Tour is to highlight some of the most innovative green building projects in Boulder and to help promote the collaborative exchange of ideas on green building… Continue reading

Modern as The Greenest Building

The Mid-century Modern addition and restoration continues this summer. We are investigating the possibility and relative merits of a thermal solar system and/or a photovoltaic array. This house was also featured recently in… Continue reading

Concrete dancing with light

The new Clyfford Still Museum in Denver by Allied Works… …uses concrete as structure, finish, and screen. Natural concrete in mid-tone gray is the perfect background to display art. The delicate corduroy texture… Continue reading

Staying Cool – The Passive Options

A summer of frequent 100-plus degree days underlines the need for cooling strategies. Turning on the air conditioner, evaporative cooler, or even the electric fans should be the last resort. Here are some… Continue reading

Summer Sun and the MidMod Renewal

Colorado’s high-altitude summer sun ripens our gardens’ tomatoes and orchard peaches. The dry air and cool evenings help bring these to plump perfection in August. But unless it is properly controlled, the abundant… Continue reading

Gimme Shelter

If you need to end a drought in Colorado, take the gutters or the roof off a house. Deconstruction always brings on a downpour. Our May weather highlights the need for proper gutters,… Continue reading

Modern history

Once upon a time there were empty residential lots in Boulder, Colorado. In 1953, professor and herpetologist T. Paul Maslin with his wife, Mary, hired architect Hoby Wagener to design a functional modern… Continue reading