Colorado Architecture Firm Wins Commission to Design Custom One-of-a-Kind Art Studio in Boulder County
Colorado architecture firm, F9 Productions, was commissioned in their home county to design a stunning custom studio space outside Boulder, Colorado. Combining both whimsical and modern elements, this 2,000 SF studio houses many creative workspaces making it a maker’s dream space.
Hidden Gem of NYC: Playmates Arch in Central Park
In this video, JamesandKarla highlight a hidden gem of New York City, : the Playmates Arch in Central Park. This historic arch, constructed in 1863 consists of tricolored bands of red Philadelphia brick, yellow Milwaukee brick and granite.
Touring a "Vampire" house in New Orleans
I didn’t go to the Beauregard-Keyes House looking for vampires, but they found me there anyway. I wanted to see the house because I love old architecture and Francis Parkinson Keyes, the last owner, was an avid traveler and the author of 50 books, two I’ve read and liked, including the popular “Dinner at Antoine’s.” I didn’t even know about the vampires, but that would have sealed the deal.
This Minor Basilica Near Cincinnati Boasts Major Architectural and Religious Features
For nearly 20 years, we drove Interstate 75 through Cincinnati, OH, and Covington, KY, often commenting on the numerous church steeples in this historically German and Catholic area. But it wasn't until we used a travel app that we discovered St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption and made a special stop to explore this religious and architectural wonder.
Exploring Kings Gap State Park in Cumberland County
The Kings Gap Environmental Education Center near Carlisle, PA has plenty of family fun out in nature. Hike, learn, and have fun!
Future Colorado Custom Home Boasts Giant Glass Wall to Maximize Mountain Views
Colorado Architecture firm, F9 Productions was commissioned in October of 2020 to design this 3,500 square-foot 3 bedroom and 3.5-bathroom custom home near Evergreen, Colorado. Some of the featured design elements include the floor-to-ceiling windows that provide phenomenal southern mountain views and natural lighting. Long roof overhangs protect the house from heavy snowfall, while also providing shade from the high summer sun.
3 Things to Love in the New Orleans Garden District
The New Orleans Garden District is best on foot. Neither car nor bike or any other mode of transportation can satisfy how walking will. Only a stroll allows your senses the time to take in the sights and smells and let your mind wander in the matchless sensation that is uniquely New Orleans Garden District.
"Could You Be a Cannibal?" Exhibit at Balboa Park in San Diego
At the "Museum of Us", they offer an exhibit about cannibalism, which was very shocking to see. The museums themselves are gorgeous from the outside with very intricate and ornate details following Spanish and Italian designs.
Nominations open for Mayor’s Design Awards
(Courtesy of City of Denver) (Denver, Colo.) Nominations for the 2022 Mayor’s Design Awards are open. The awards are presented to Denver homeowners, business owners, nonprofits and artists for their creative contributions to the public realm through innovative design.
Severance, Colorado’s Newest Landmark To-Be is a Beer-Drinker’s Heaven
“G5 Brews” is a brewery and taphouse that is on the path to become a destination spot for the Town of Severance and northern Colorado as a whole. Situated directly across the street from the original and renowned family-friendly G5 Brewpub, the 21+ taphouse boasts a 22-foot long cantilevered event space that beckons passing pedestrians and drivers to make a stop for a beer, or a few…
Architectural Gem: 30th Street Station Philadelphia, PA
In this video JamesandKarla and their dog Hudson showcase the stunning interior of the historic 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
How to make your architecture firm stand out from the rest
Cutting through the noise in a busy market can be challenging even for big architecture firms, let alone small teams. Competition is harsh, and often the competition will have a bigger budget to spend on marketing than you. This doesn’t mean that you should just give up. You can do plenty of things to disrupt this status quo and make your firm more publicly present.
Hidden Gem of NYC: Engineers Club in Midtown
In this video, JamesandKarla highlight a hidden gem of New York City, the Engineers Club in Midtown located on West 40th Street opposite Bryant Park.
Colorado Architecture Firm Designs What is Likely to be Longmont's Most Expensive Home Ever
Colorado Architecture firm, F9 Productions has designed what is likely to be Longmont's most expensive and unique home to date. With a projected price tag of $6,500,000 the "Trinity House" has over 9,000 SF of space designed entirely of concrete and steel performing structural acrobatics to dynamically frame different the many different mountain views to the West. Every aspect of this project has been designed to be pure, clean, and solid. Every aspect of this project is designed to bring people together. Every aspect of this project is Trinity House.
Colorado Architecture Firm Leads Growing Trend of Homeowners Building Barndominiums
Colorado architecture firm F9 Productions is leading the the trend for homeowners building barndominiums in Colorado and beyond. According to Newhomesource.com: "A barndominium is a metal structure that's combined with traditional barn space and are called “barndos” for short. Homeowners can make their barndominium as customized and elaborate as traditional stick-built homes or they can choose a simple design."
JLF Architects’ announces the publication of “Foundations: Houses by JLF Architects” (Rizzoli New York), debuting on May 3, 2022, and offering an in-depth look at 16 spectacular homes designed by the Bozeman, Montana-based firm in Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Idaho and New York. The 256-page coffee-table book, already receiving media acclaim, features 200 photographs of JLF-designed houses, thoughtfully sited amid breathtaking scenery and rooted in regional history, materials and methods.
Pastel-Colored European Style Buildings in "Little Italy" Neighborhood
One of my favorite neighborhoods to walk around in San Diego is the "Little Italy" neighborhood. What immediately jumps out to me is the variety of color - especially the lighter pastel colors that you might expect to see in the Amalfi Coast of Italia! Stay tuned for more on Little Italy and San Diego!
Stunning Escalator at NYC 86 Street Q Subway Station
In this video, JamesandKarla showcase the stunning escalators at the New York City 86 Street Q subway station in the Upper east Side of Manhattan.
Colorado Architect Explains New Path to Licensure for Architects
On a recent episode of Inside the Firm Alex explains the new path to licensure for architects.
Colorado Architecture Firm Designs Unique Shipping Container House in Breckenridge Colorado
Exterior Perspective of Colorado Shipping Container HomeF9 Productions Inc. Colorado architecture firm, F9 Productions of Longmont Colorado, recently completed the design of an innovative and one-of-a-kind custom home in Breckenridge Colorado made entirely out of shipping containers. This custom home totals 1,600 square feet of finished space hovering over a two-car carport and entailing three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an open and spacious kitchen, living, and dining area. The front of the home is also flanked by a 562 square foot deck that serves as an intermediate space between the natural and built environment.