Two Boulder homes designed by Arch11 and built by Hammerwell, Inc., both Boulder-based firms, are featured in the August 2011 issues of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles and Mountain Living magazines. Though distinctly different, the homes, a sleek indoor-outdoor foothills residence and a modern in-town Craftsman makeover, illustrate the sophisticated aesthetic and green-build savvy the design-build team is known for.
“We are excited to have two of our Boulder residences – both done in conjunction with Hammerwell—in print at the same time,” says E.J. Meade, an Arch11 principal. “It is rewarding to see popular regional shelter publications like Mountain Living and Colorado Homes & Lifestyles embracing the type of sustainable and site-sensitive modern Colorado design projects we love to do.”
Arch11 overcame a variety of challenges including an odd-shaped lot, strict height and solar shadow restrictions and a wetlands buffer zone in designing the Syncline Residence, which appears in the August 2011 Mountain Living feature “Open House.” The award-winning residence received its LEED Gold certification for numerous green attributes including a green roof planted with native grasses and wildflowers atop the garage; renewable-based Icynene spray-foam insulation throughout the home; windows glazed with the highest-performing glass coatings on the market; and a ground-loop heat-exchange system with seven 300-foot wells.
Colorado Homes & Lifestyles story Art and Craft features the transformation of a 1914 bungalow with a newly streamlined interior. The owner hired architect-builder team Arch11 and Hammerwell to “create a dialogue between modern living and historic roots” in the vintage Craftsman home. “A blend of clean lines and comfortable materials,” the redo includes a second-floor addition that replaces a small attic, creating a treehouse effect that captures panoramic views of the Flatirons and Boulder.
Founded in 1993, Arch11 has gained recognition for projects ranging from exceptional residences to institutional planning, mixed-use development and product design. Recent awards include 2009 Firm of the Year Award from the Colorado AIA and four 2011 Builder’s Magazine Watermark Awards, including Project of the Year. Arch 11’s Ken Andrews also was named 2011 Young Architect of the Year by Colorado AIA. Based in Boulder, Colo., Arch11 has 30 combined years of green building technology leadership. The staff’s unusual level of hands-on experience ranges from boat building to furniture making, contributing to its reputation for commitment to craft, detailing and design integrity. For additional information visit www.arch11.com.