In the creation of the RiDE micro apartment community, Christopher Carvell architects PC (CCA) found
Leonardo da Vinci’s words inspirational:” Small rooms or dwellings set the mind on the right path, large ones cause it to go astray”

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Micro Housing Designed on a Whole New Light

Posted: March 17, 2020


Colorado Construction & Design Magazine – Fall 2019 issue, page 12

In the creation of the RiDE micro apartment community, Christopher Carvell architects PC (CCA) found Leonardo da Vinci’s words inspirational:” Small rooms or dwellings set the mind on the right path, large ones cause it to go astray.”

Approaching the design of 84 micro, studio, live-work units in a mixed-use, fi ve-story complex came with many layers of infl uential discovery – the location in the heart of the booming River North (RiNo) Art District, the close proximity to transit – Zeppelin Station, 38th & Blake A-Line Platform, and the District’s industrial
aesthetic.

Carvell Architects developed a structural system to accomodate a 13-foot fl oor-to-fl oor height, deliveing high open ceilings, exposed duct work, and large windows creating daylight penetration from the entry through the living area.

On-site car share, bike share, EV charging stations, and bike stotage reduce the need for parking. Courtesy of Chrsitopher Carvell Architects PC,