Rodney Kazenske
Design-Build Firms
Colorado Master Builders asian-living-room

Colorado Master Builders

This home, located in the rolling scrub oak foothills of the Rocky Mountains, has its roots based in traditional Japanese architecture. Modified and adapted for the owner’s lifestyle, its influences draw upon the great traditions of Japanese woodwork and joinery.
The central main space of the home has a wide open floor plan. This space and others in the house can be easily adapted, however, to provide a more intimate environment through the use of 85 shoji doors located throughout the home. The use of shoji at the transom areas help diffuse both artificial and natural light throughout the space creating a light and inviting feel any time of day or night.
One unique feature is the stream that flows through the main space. Created with the use of indigenous rocks from the site and around Colorado, the stream provides a soothing background noise that permeates the entire residence. In Colorado’s arid climate, the additional humidity the stream adds to the home is another benefit.
Probably the most notable aspect of the residence is the woodwork. Traditional Japanese woodwork often utilizes Yellow Cedar in its design, however due to its scarcity and limited availability locally, Clear Vertical Grain Fir (CVGF) was chosen and a viable substitute. All of the woodwork was designed and created locally in house. Much thought and care when into creating a look and feel of traditional Japanese joinery and woodwork. Of course, truly replicating the actual techniques was not feasible or practical for the entire residence but in a few areas we were very fortunate to be able to apply some very traditional methods and tools to the process.
The entire project was a wonderful experience to be a part of. The research and techniques we discovered along the way continue to valuable lessons and guide us in our continuing projects.

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June 5, 2014
peaceandplenty wrote:
what kind of tile that connected to the bridge

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indoor fish
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bridge into living space
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my idea was hacked
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October 3, 2012
Bridges, slate, tatami and shoji screens come together wonderfully.
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Bridge..outside inside. Koi Pond flow through?
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Totally asian house! lol
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indoor garden
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September 3, 2012
The only thing this picture is missing is me!
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Okay, this is the coolest room I've ever seen. Just wanted to share it with you.
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Asian style
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won't work in our house, but uber
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darker wood
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the bridge, the exterior-like interior :)
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all raw
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the small connecting bridges and the way levels r used
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