Architecture

The Components of Solar Hot Water – Collectors and Circulation

by Anthony Ries May 29, 2014

In the world of solar hot water there are many names for systems that are identical or do similar things. It is important to know the basics and general components of any system one is working with. Once the basics are understood and mastered then […]

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First Finished photos of Red Fox Run Home

by Dean Dalvit May 20, 2014
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While we haven’t yet had a chance to get professional photos of this project yet, I wanted to share with our followers of the mountain modern home series of posts the Red Fox Run project that was recently completed in Evergreen.     The Materials palette for […]

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Residential or Commercial

by Sean O'Hara May 20, 2014

Even when I was in college, people would frequently ask me if I wanted to do residential or commercial architecture. There seems to be a belief that there is a distinct difference in architects who choose to do residential and architects who choose to do […]

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Software as a Design Tool – Cantilevered Stairs

by Anthony Ries May 20, 2014

Here at EVstudio we use a number of different software packages to design and document our work. Our documentation may be done in AutoCAD, Revit or Bently BIM. Our design work is sometimes quickly completed in SketchUp. I even used it to fully document some […]

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Modern Mountain Home in Evergreen Colorado Nearing Completion

by Dean Dalvit May 20, 2014

We’re very excited to be seeing the completion of a modern mountain home we designed in Evergreen Colorado near completion. The Certificate of Occupancy was recently released and the owners are moving in. EVstudio provided all of the Architecture, Structural and Civil Engineering on this […]

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Avoid Costly Future Alterations: Free Fair Housing and Accessibility Presentation

by evstudio May 20, 2014

This week the Department of Local Affairs (DORA) Civil Rights Division offered one of four free lectures on Fair Housing, Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations. The lecture is given by DORA’s fair housing expert, Jennifer McPherson, she covers the local, state and federal fair housing regulations. This is a must see for architects, […]

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Finding and Choosing the Best Architect for Your Project

by Sean O'Hara May 20, 2014
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Last week I gave a talk on “How to Work With an Architect” as part of Colorado Architecture Month. One of the questions from the audience was “how do I find the right architect for my project”. Of course I told them to just talk […]

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The Six Components of Successful Daylighting Part III

by Anthony Ries April 11, 2014

Presented today are the last two components of successful daylighting: Integrate the daylighting scheme into the architecture Integrate the daylighting scheme with building systems These final two points remind us that architecture is synergistic, that is it becomes more than the sum of its parts. […]

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Grades of Solid Clay Masonry – Bricks

by Anthony Ries April 11, 2014

Common building bricks come in three grades which indicate the bricks resistance to weathering. The weathering general refers to how much rain is expected and how low the temperatures get. NW: Negligible Weathering – Typically used for interior applications as well as a backup for […]

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Development Basics: Design Matters

by Dean Dalvit April 11, 2014
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Rarely do you have an opportunity to see how good Design has a direct impact on the bottom line. EVstudio designed the multifamily project on the left and it sold out in record time. Both of these projects were permitted within weeks of each other […]

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Top 10 Important Things to Know for SIPs

by Dean Dalvit April 10, 2014

With the growing popularity of SIP designed homes, it is important to know some critical details that are different than traditional stick frame design. Below is a list of what I have developed as important details to consider as early as the pre-design stage as […]

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Conceptual Images of Lakewood Town Homes

by Anthony Ries March 23, 2014
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Defining an identity for any project is a matter of great consideration. Our latest project in Lakewood Colorado, just west of Denver is essentially the first new project in the vicinity and as a result we have an opportunity to set the tone for the […]

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