Chinese studio MAD Architects has unveiled the design of a residential tower in Colorado with a canyon cutting through its form, nodding to the state’s dramatic topography. Work has commenced on the 16-story One River North, a residential tower located in the River North (RiNo) neighborhood of central Denver. One River North blurs the threshold between the built and natural environments, drawing from the rich Colorado landscape to echo the experience of climbing mountainous terrain.
One River North in Denver is a building that “cracks” bringing nature to high-rise living
The building, which has been under construction recently, will include 187 for-lease residences and features 13,352 square feet of open-air amenity environments, including rippling water elements and a landscaped, trail-like walkway that traverses across four floors. additionally, a 6,813-square-foot rooftop terrace, featuring a pool, spa, and garden framed by distant rocky mountain views, will seamlessly blend the natural beauty at home with the landscape just beyond. One River North will include 7,995 square feet of ground-floor retail space.
Kevin Ratner, co-founder and managing partner of The Max Collaborative, which is developing the project comments: ‘One River North is the model for how we should be living, surrounding ourselves in the natural environment, bringing nature into our homes and creating authentic, biophilic experiences coupled with modern comforts and conveniences. The nature-inspired design by MAD Architects was influenced by Colorado’s legendary landforms and merges nature and architecture to inspire a well-balanced life. Its glass façade is likewise ribbed with louvers that regulate sunlight and soften its visual presence, shaping a serene retreat in the sky.’
The building, which has been under construction recently, will include 187 for-lease residences and features 13,352 square feet of open-air amenity environments
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