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Bonsai Design + Build
Bonsai Design + Build is an architecture firm focusing on high performance, sustainable residential and commercial design. Bonsai Construction is a general contractor who specializes in residential construction. We currently hold architectural registration in the state of Colorado, and a residential contractor’s license in the City and County of Denver, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, and Jefferson County. We are fully insured with professional Errors and Omissions and General Liability coverage for both of our design and build firms. As architects by trade, our focus is on collaborative, client-centered, sustainable design. We utilize natural and local building materials as well as high performance building techniques to provide our clients with unique and environmentally sensitive structures.
Bonsai Design + Build Projects
Congress Park Rehab
This 1916 brick home in Denver's, Congress Park neighborhood is located in the East Seventeenth Avenue Historic District. Being a contributing structure to a landmarks district, careful attention was take on how the homes exterior was restored, while fully remodeling the interior to bring the home into the 21st century. A total high performance rehabilitation was done, to include restructuring and vaulting the ceilings adding a 2nd story loft. Insulation was added to all exterior walls. The exterior elevation was carefully protected, preserved and restored to its previous condition. All existing windows were preserved, restored and made new with double pane retrofits while maintaining the original historic character. This project was outfitted with new interior modern finishes over a re-imagined floor plan. All new Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) systems. An Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) provides constant fresh air while recovering ambient energy, and mini-splits provide point zone heating and cooling as needed.
Bonsai was called to create a new home to enhance well-being and evoke serenity. The primary goals were to achieve a sense of calm and awe while striving for the highest sustainability and health standards. The program is for 3,000 GSF of high performance, sustainable living, complete with an indoor planter bed adjacent the chefs kitchen, perfectly situated for year round herbs and fresh veggies, all nurtured by the southern windows. As designed, we used Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) at the basement walls, and wrapped the building envelope with SIGA building wrap. These practices along with separate, zone specific air system helps the home maintain a quiet, efficient, and healthy interior. The roof structure was sized for a future green roof, and plumbing was outfitted for a future gray water system to be diverted to an outdoor Permaculture garden.
Jason St Duplex
This was a design + build project for a private developer with high performance goals and Passive House principles in mind. Each unit of the Jason St Duplex, located in the trendy LoHi neighborhood, is designed and built utilizing cutting edge building technology standards to achieve high levels of building performance in energy consumption, conservation, and efficiency. Basement walls are formed with Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs), which provide insulation on both sides of the wall. The crawlspace concrete floor is insulated and adds to the tight building envelope. The walls and roofs are insulated with foam insulation in the cavity, and a continuous layer of mineralwool drain board on the exterior to give the entire structure a continuous layer of insulation. This mitigates the energy loss through thermal bridging that occurs in typical frame construction. These layers combined give the home more stable and higher R values than required by code. The entire structure is wrapped in SIGA wrap, taped to air seal the entire building. This not only reduces the risk of moisture penetration, but significantly reduces air leakage, which is the largest contributing factor to energy loss and high bills in a typical code-built home. The well-insulated building envelope with minimal leaks drastically reduces the cooling and heating loads on the home's HVAC system, which translates to low energy bills. Because these homes are 100% electric, and are designed to be fitted with a simple solar system, net-zero is easily attainable. The quality building materials and practices integrated with thoughtful design create truly unique and sustainable homes. The building is clad with cementitious stucco, and locally reclaimed beetle kill pine treated in a shou-sugi-ban style.
Total Records: 866
1 Friday Design Collaborative
LOCATION: Western ColoradoPO Box 7928, Aspen, ColoradoPhone: 970.309.0695http://1friday.com/
2757 design co
LOCATION: Western Colorado417 Main Street, Suite Y, Carbondale, ColoradoPhone: (970) 445-7193http://https://www.2757design.co
LOCATION: Denver Metro757 E20th Ave, STE 370-510, Denver, ColoradoPhone: (719) 271-3223http://www.2pointarch.com
2WR of Colorado, Inc.
LOCATION: Denver Metro7430 E. Caley Ave. Suite 280E, Centennial, COPhone: 720.258.4780
303 Architecture, Inc.
LOCATION: Northern Colorado1942 Broadway St Ste 314, Boulder, COPhone: 303.641.6708http://www.303architecture.com/
LOCATION: Southern Colorado815 S 25th St #203, Colorado Springs, COPhone: 719.505.6635http://www.308llc.com
LOCATION: Denver Metro9105 W 11th Ave, Lakewood, COPhone: 303.263.4491http://www.3Ldarch.com
4240 Architecture, Inc.
LOCATION: Denver Metro3507 Ringsby Ct Ste 117, Denver, COPhone: 303.292.3388http://www.4240architecture.com
LOCATION: Denver Metro1501 Wazee St Unit 1C, Denver, COPhone: 303.872.8143
4U Architectural Solutions LLC
LOCATION: Denver Metro20904 E Ithaca Place, Aurora, COPhone: (720) 232-5478http://www.4UArch.com
LOCATION: Denver Metro1515 Wazee Street Suite 400 , Denver, COPhone: 303.832.5280http://www.5280.com/
LOCATION: Denver Metro1515 Wazee Street, Ste. 400, Denver, ColoradoPhone: (303) 832-5280http://www.5280.com
52X Consulting LLC
LOCATION: Denver Metro1801 Wewatta Street, 11th Floor, Denver, ColoradoPhone: (720) 230-9191http://https://52xconsulting.com/
8150 Architects LLC
LOCATION: Western ColoradoPO BOX 3604, Vail, COPhone: 970.376.3326http://8150architects.com
A. Riddick Semple Architect
LOCATION: Denver Metro2385 Ash St, Denver, COPhone: 720.979.4703
LOCATION: Western Colorado100 N 3Rd St Ste 201, Carbondale, COPhone: 970.963.6760http://www.a4arc.com
AAC West LLC
LOCATION: Northern Colorado6215 Clear Creek Pkwy. #4, Cheyenne, WYPhone: 928.716.1000http://www.aacwestllc.com
aakar Architects, LLC.
LOCATION: Denver Metro5670 E Bates Ave, Denver, COPhone: 303.807.1048
Abo Group Inc., The
LOCATION: Denver Metro8025 west colfax avenue, Lakewood, COPhone: 303.531.4990http://theabogroup.com/
LOCATION: Denver Metro1600 Stout Street, Suite 200, DenverPhone: 80202
Adolfson & Peterson Construction
LOCATION: Denver Metro797 Ventura Street, Aurora, CO
Adolfson & Peterson Construction
LOCATION: Denver Metro797 Ventura St, Aurora, COPhone: (303)363-7101
LOCATION: Denver Metro1900 Wazee Street #205, Denver, CO
AES Group, Inc.
LOCATION: Denver Metro11031 S. Pikes Peak Drive, Ste. 202, Parker, COPhone: 3038413922
AGGA Architecture & Urban Design
LOCATION: Denver Metro602 S Harrison Ln, Denver, COPhone: (303)778-6661