biophilic design

CarbonShack embraces Art Nouveau and the Arts & Crafts movement, delivering nature-centric, biophilic design to interiors

The embrace of nature, and consciousness of our impacts on it, are now an accepted part of the design discussion–whether discussing processes or final materials. But above all, nature is a never-ending treasure trove of inspiration, which those of the Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts movements understood. CarbonShack, led by founder Stephen Pallrand, has been working and thinking through this lens for years.

Populus, the country’s first carbon positive hotel, debuts nature-inspired interiors that evoke an Aspen Grove

Populus, the country’s first carbon positive hotel opening in Denver in summer of 2024, is pleased to unveil its nature-forward interior designs by Wildman Chalmers Design in partnership with Fowler + Fowler Architecture

rendering of modern architectural hotel with biophilic design

Urban Villages breaks ground on Populus, the first carbon positive hotel in the United States

For over two decades, Urban Villages has developed and operated extraordinary projects across
the United States that define environmental stewardship while delivering strong financial
returns. Its impressive portfolio includes Denver’s iconic Larimer Square, which successfully
combined specialty placemaking and innovative urban farming; Denver’s Sugar Block, which
blended adaptive re-use of the Historic Sugar Building with architecturally dynamic urban infill;
West Village at UC Davis, the largest planned Net-Zero energy community in U.S.; and RailSpur,
a multi-project revitalization in Seattle featuring adaptive re-use of historic warehouses
retrofitted for LEED Platinum certification.