Category Archives: Residential

From Napkin-Sketch to Virtual Reality

The Clients came to King Engineering with a beautiful Victorian concept and a dream of building a near net-zero home.  We were able to keep close to their concept while taking into account site constraints, constructability considerations, improved flow & spatial relationships, and re-sale appeal.  The home features full height ICF walls from basement to roof, a three-quarter wrap-around porch, a second floor balcony over the dining room with an indoor/outdoor fireplace, 10ft ceilings on the main floor, and two master suites.  The south side of the home will feature a ground-mounted solar array to meet the electrical demand and geothermal for heating & cooling.

APL #107, #109 & #159

  The Chauvenet floor plan designed by King Engineering with APL design theories #107 Wings of Light: Arrange each building so that it breaks down into wings which correspond, approximately, to the most important natural social groups within the building.  Make each wing long and as narrow as you can - never more than 25…
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The Pretty Good House, by Michael Maines

A great article from on realistic design considerations to achieve a well-performing, sustainably-minded home:
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APL #106 – Positive Outdoor Space

Home Renovation & Addition in Centennial, CO - Architectural design & structural engineering by King Engineering Make all the outdoor spaces which surround and lie between your buildings positive.  Give each one some degree of enclosure; surround each space with wings of buildings, trees, hedges, fences, arcades, and trellised walks, until it becomes an entity…
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