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Environmental Hogan Complex

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1989, Dennis Holloway. South end of 30th St.

Hidden between the golden brick towers of Williams Dormitory (1969, Hobart Wagener), Boulder's only high rise, and a pretentious new mansion for the university president lies this group of three experimental houses by CU environmental design professor Dennis Holloway and Navajo graduate students. It includes a traditional domed hogan, a hogan with a heat-collecting sunroom, and a hogan attached to what looks like a conventional solar house. The project explores the possibilities of developing new, energy-efficient housing from traditional forms. Under provisions of the 1987 Indian Housing Act, Navajo students lived in the houses and reported on their experience and on the buildings' performance.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Environmental Hogan Complex", [Boulder, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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