As part of his Master’s Degree in Architecture, Fänas Designer Kyle Plantico recently had the opportunity to design and build one of 7 new cabins for the Colorado Outward Bound School (COBS) through the University of Colorado Denver’s Colorado Building Workshop program. The experience was.    Read more »

Fänas recently published a brief pamphlet on what property owners should be aware of when building in Boulder, Colorado. As noted, this was an overview intended to point out the many steps required throughout the process. We’ve gotten great feedback and thought we would elaborate on a few of.    Read more »

Although we have been designing custom homes for decades, with each new project there is a learning curve. Becoming in tune with the individual client, understanding their lifestyle and aesthetic, and learning about local building codes are just some of the nuances that make each.    Read more »

BUILDING WITH SIPS

Posted by: Tessa  /   Category: Boulder Work / Design Principles / Modern Homes in Boulder / Residential Architecture / Sustainable Houses   /   Date: Jan 14, 2015

Building a house and wanting it to be extremely energy efficient? You may want to consider structural insulated panels (SIPs). SIPs are a building system made from foam insulation sandwiched between 2 sheets of oriented strand board, think ice cream sandwich. SIP panel These panels compose.    Read more »

How Color Can Create Clarity

Posted by: Tessa  /   Category: Residential Architecture / Revit   /   Date: Dec 02, 2014

In a previous blog post, we shared one of the many tools we use to represent our design ideas to clients – using 3-dimensional photo realistic renderings. Another effective Revit Architecture tool for developing informative drawings is a color fill floor plan. Adding a shade.    Read more »

The truth behind Cost vs. Return

Posted by: Tessa  /   Category: Residential Architecture / Tips and Advice   /   Date: Nov 12, 2014

Recouping your remodeling investment may be your goal when you sell your house. But when it comes to resale value, all home improvements are not created equal. As a rule, kitchen remodeling projects and bathroom additions almost always pay back 90 percent or more of.    Read more »

Fanas Architecture designs and details kitchens.

Posted by: Elizabeth  /   Category: Boulder Work / Current Work / Residential Architecture / Tips and Advice   /   Date: May 14, 2014

Fanas Architecture designs and details kitchens. As an architectural firm we are typically associated with the “sticks and bricks” of a building, however recently we have been fortunate enough to have been hired to design and remodel some exciting kitchens for several different clients. Kitchens are the.    Read more »