Finch House East-North
Doerr Architecture's design of this green modern Denver, Colorado house was inspired by the curved forms of the client's ceramics. With its dynamic vaults made with arched beams, this contemporary residential design expresses an unfolding, or emergence. With its extensive and properly shaded southern windows and thermal mass created by existing masonry encased in excellent insulation, the Finch House passive solar addition and remodel won the Denver Mayor's Design Award.
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