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Limelight comes to Kansas City

October 29, 2010

On Friday, November 5th, sans façon, a pair of artists from Glasgow, Scotland, brings their traveling installation Limelight to Kansas City. The work is a simple urban intervention. Throughout the last few months, in cities across the UK, sans façon has switched off all the streetlights on one street and replaced two of the them with theatre spotlights. The result, in the words of the artists, is "somewhere between spectacle and surveillance." The lights transfom the street into a stage and passers-by into performers, prompting any number of reactions – spastic dances, graceful pirouettes, passionate kisses, impressive displays of physical strength and athleticism, or awkward pacing and nervous laughter. (more…)

Cary Esser + eldo Collaboration

October 26, 2010

el dorado fabricated a series of custom steel tables for two gallery shows by Cary Esser, an acclaimed ceramics artist and faculty member of the Kansas City Art Institute. Lay of the Land at the Sherry Leedy Gallery runs until Saturday, October 30th. (Re)Form, at the H&R Block Artspace, runs until December 18th. (more…)

Re-choreographing Mammoth

October 22, 2010

el dorado was recently invited by the National Park Service to participate in a week-long design charette with Yellowstone's Comprehensive Planning Department. The charette addressed current realities of Yellowstone National Park’s infrastructure – congestion, wildlife, natural environment, vehicle and people overlap – in two specific areas of the park. The first area of focus was Yellowstone's north entrance, through the Roosevelt Arch in Gardiner, Montana. The second was Mammoth, Wyoming, home of historic Fort Yellowstone. (more…)

AIA Central States Awards

October 19, 2010

el dorado recently walked away from the 2010 AIA Central States Awards with some serious hardware. The Tyler Residence, an addition to a suburban home in Leawood, KS, received a Merit Award in Architecture, while the Distribution Center for Cox Communications, an industrial facility in Topeka, KS, took home an Honor Award in Architecture, the highest distinction given by the jury. (more…)

Tyler Residence in Dwell Magazine

September 2, 2010

The Tyler Residence was recently featured in Dwell Magazine, appearing in the November issue's "Houses We Love" section. It's difficult not to love the Tyler Residence, an addition to a home in Leawood, Kansas that includes a playroom, bedroom and extra storage space. The addition maintains the overall form and character of the existing house while adding expansive glazing, subtle detailing, and a warm, well-lit interior clad in reclaimed sinker cypress.