LOCATION: Denver, Colorado
PROJECT TYPE: Row House
ENERGY PERFORMANCE: IECC +
PROJECT YEAR: 2018-2020
FIRM INVOLVEMENT: Architecture
SIZE: 1,147 SF - 1,183 SF
PROGRAM: 2 bed, 3 bath, 1 car garage
This 4-plex project, typical of Denver's old Row House (RH) building form zoning ordinance, is a simple interpretation of the standard 4 townhouse project. It is typical of 50' wide zone lots with 4 front facing doors. Our developer client came to us with this exciting project within the popular West Colfax neighborhood. It is adjacent to the Paco Sanchez Park and within a 3 minute walk to Knox Station along the light rail line.
The plan was arranged along an east-west stair axis, arranging the vertical circulation elements along this axis on either end. This allowed for a maximum open floor plan at the main floor and helps minimize the long halls that are typically found in rowhomes. By bookending the stairs, the building as a whole has a very distinct "stair tower" as its prominent vertical mass becoming a prominent architectural feature along Knox Ct. This move allowed us to break up the "box" look. This project features 2 unique floor plans, mirrored across the axis, of 1,147 and 1,183 SF, each accessed via a street facing front door.