Anthony Ries

3rd Material Option for Lakewood Townhome

by Anthony Ries April 22, 2016
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Our final color and material palette is below. This is one of the most conservative schemes in terms of color. The idea was to make most the building very basic but them make the canted, cantilevered walls pop out just that much more by using […]

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Architectural and Structural Coordination in 3 Dimensions

by Anthony Ries April 21, 2016
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You may have heard that we use a software package known as Revit. One of the things that we really like other than the fairly intuitive interface is that the architects and the structural engineers here work within the same file. Once the schematic design […]

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Considerations of Fly Ash in Concrete.

by Anthony Ries April 8, 2016

Fly ash is becoming more popular as a substitute for cement in concrete. The Federal government has been allowing and encouraging its use for quite some time. It was actually used extensively in the construction of the Hoover dam. Another less known fact is that […]

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Home Maintenance – It Can Save Your Life

by Anthony Ries March 24, 2016

We do a fair amount of work observing structures after a fire.  Sometimes those fires start from a child with a cigarette lighter or an electrical short due to faulty installation. We primarily inspect for structural integrity but sometimes we consult on how to properly install a new fireplace. Other […]

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Working with your Architect – The Written Program

by Anthony Ries March 24, 2016
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We have another new home entering into the construction document phase from schematic design. It’s been a joy to work with this particular client in large part because they had a well thought out program – or list of spaces they want in their home. […]

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The Six Components of Successful Daylighting Part II

by Anthony Ries March 24, 2016

Last week we talked about the first two components of successful daylighting. This week we follow up with the next two: Assess lighting needs for typical visual needs Use of apertures to create focus and mood These two components are somewhat advanced strategies the breathe […]

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Green Roofs – Some are Intense

by Anthony Ries March 15, 2016

I want to talk today about intensive green roofs. These roofs are beautiful but expensive due to their continued maintenance and irrigation requirements and structural requirements.  In exchange for high cost a building owner gets a green roof that can have a large variety of […]

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Sometimes It’s the Details in a Custom Home

by Anthony Ries March 10, 2016
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The Colorado Mountain in Evergreen is coming along nicely. There are a couple nice and unique architectural details that I want to share. It’s always fun to work on a custom home in the mountains or even the plains. Without any further ado I want […]

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The Hue Circle – It’s Awesome Like the Color Wheel

by Anthony Ries February 23, 2016
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The humble color wheel doesn’t get enough press these days. A lot of us as architects use it almost intuitively. Sometimes we need a little refresher course. I am most familiar with the Munsell system so I went ahead and scanned the first page from […]

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PV Systems for Home and Business

by Anthony Ries January 14, 2016
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Most people are probably familiar with photo-voltaic (PV) systems. You see them on plenty of houses and also large arrays on the ground near large campus sites like hospitals and government facilities. If you swing by Denver International Airport you go right past a two megawatt system that will […]

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Constructing Walls in Revit

by Anthony Ries January 6, 2016

Revit Architecture has a fairly robust system for placing and designing walls. The first important step in the process is selecting the type of wall that needs to be placed.  A bunch of typical wall types are included ‘out of the box’. For instance, I […]

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Mountain Modern Dried In

by Anthony Ries January 4, 2016
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Our Mountain Modern home is almost dried in. By this time next week the roof should be the rest of the way on. Good timing too. The snow is really going to start to fly soon! Originally posted 2012-12-28 08:44:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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