303 Canyon

Working directly with three separate clients, Arch11 designed these townhomes to the eccentricities of each of the occupants: a builder, a tech maven, and a graphic designer turned fly fisherman.

In a time of rising land prices and energy costs, these three townhomes fit on what was an underutilized single-family home lot along the western edge of Boulder. The site marks the boundary between a residential-scaled nineteenth-century neighborhood and a light manufacturing block.

The design encloses three client-specific interiors, like custom clothing in a common wrapper. Each unit has a modern sensibility, natural ventilation and southern exposure, making them the perfect downtown idyll. In addition to private outdoor space, the three townhomes share a common outdoor dining space. The entry paths to each are designed to foster casual interaction between the occupants.

303 Canyon poses an example of the future of sustainable land use, design and living in the New West. It has been described as “Commune 3.0.”

AIA Colorado North Chapter & Denver Chapter Citation Awards 2013
Home/Builder Magazine Hanley Wood Grand Prize 2013

The Semi-Detached Solution | New York Times | Jan 2013


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