Doerr Architecture
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Finch House East-North contemporary-exterior

Finch House East-North

Doerr Architecture's design of this green modern Denver, Colorado house was inspired by the curved forms of the client's ceramics. With its dynamic vaults made with arched beams, this contemporary residential design expresses an unfolding, or emergence. With its extensive and properly shaded southern windows and thermal mass created by existing masonry encased in excellent insulation, the Finch House passive solar addition and remodel won the Denver Mayor's Design Award.

This residential design is featured in architect Thomas Doerr's book “Passive Solar Simplified: Easily design a truly green home for Colorado and the West”. See how to save over 80% of your home’s energy without complicated formulas or extraneous information. Learn more at

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February 23, 2013
Anne MacDonald wrote:
what colour is the window frame? Where were the windows purchased?

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