Project: Brick City House
Architects: Studio B Architecture + Interiors
Location: Denver, Colorado, United States
Principal in Charge: Mike Piche
Principal: Scott Lindenau , Susan Okie Lindenau
Designer: Joey Pruett
Area 4600.0 ft2
Project Year 2017
Photography: Raul Garcia
The Brick City House is located in an older Denver neighborhood consisting primarily of small scale, brick bungalows with large entry porches. By organizing the program around the interior courtyard space, the building creates a defined street edge on the corner lot. Yet in opposition to many of the newer large scale and overly complex projects with generic building materials typically being constructed in the neighborhood recently, this project is a smaller, lower profile and more interpretive piece of architecture that respects the contextual urban form of its neighbors.
It has a simple and refined palette of high quality materials consisting of handmade brick, walnut, plaster, and glass. In its urban setting with no large dominant views to the exterior, the house turns inwards toward the interior courtyard & pool with a connection to nature by focusing upwards on the sky. This concept is inspired by modern artists’ exploration into the connection of the sky, earth, and proportion.