Fascinating Atlanta moderns on upcoming MA! Architecture Tour


The 12th incarnation of Atlanta’s early summer season is the current domestic excursion, and the broader pageant is related to celebrating the range in design and region phrases. It’s also a showcase of the long way the metropolis’s residential architecture is willing to go.

Founded in 2007, MA! ‘s annual software—the expansive Atlanta Design Festival, formerly Design is Human Atlanta—returns to the metropolis from Saturday to June nine. Over the years, the festival has logged over four 100 site visitors from 45 states.

A perennial favorite is the self-guided tour of present-day houses on June 8 and 9, which spotlights the best of Atlanta’s sustainable, modern, and, in any case, progressive design. Stops this year include Ansley Park, Buckhead, Inman Park, Berkeley Park, Old Fourth Ward, and past.

Tour and festival cofounder Elayne DeLeo furnished Curbed Atlanta with a few of her favored selections this year, as previewed below. But one challenge, in her eyes, stands out: Haus Gables, across the corner from the Atlanta Beltline in O4W.

“Its use of materials, its assertion, and length—it’s the destiny of architecture, and we are hoping to look greater architects taking risks like Jennifer [Bonner, of the MALL firm],” stated DeLeo. “The other homes are superb, too. However, we need new voices pushing a brand new narrative as to what modern design should aim for inside the destiny of the Southeast.”

In addition to home tours around Serenbe and Asheville, the competition provides more than 60 occasions this 12 months—most free—encompassing talks, movies, showroom activities, and the Design Economic Expo.
This tri-degree dwelling atop a hill became conceived as a Buckhead retreat, emphasizing tranquility despite its proximity to busy Northside Drive. Included inside the plexus r+d layout—one of several tasks with the company’s aid on 2019’s tour—are genuinely expansive dwelling spaces, five bedrooms, an amusement courtyard, and a pool cabana. It’s sited to capitalize on sloped topography, from the street to a wooded ravine behind the home.

With the maximum traditional presence of this bunch, at least from the street, this Density mission converted a Twenties house in Historic Inman Park with mild, airy interiors that assess the robust exterior stance. Sunshine filters in from a centralized skylight that spans the roof’s ridge. Clean traces, mild maple, and surprises abound.

  • West Paces Ferry Residence
  • Neighborhood: Buckhead
  • Square footage: 5,900
  • Architecture: plexus r+d
  • Interior clothier: plexus r+d; Lulo Design Studio
  • Contractor: Craft Custom Homes
  • Landscape: Core

Spanning almost 6,000 square feet, which isn’t precisely exorbitant for West Paces Ferry Road, this 5-bedroom home specializes in the dramatic, as evidenced by its multistory interiors and a true entertainer’s paradise around the pool. A complicated collection of terraces, descending from the street closer to the backyard, outlines the home.

Having risen on the previous website of a fire-harm condominium building, this TaC Studios undertaking in Ansley Park might appear acquainted, following magazine spotlights and widespread acclaim among nearby structure wonks. Echoing the neighborhood’s huge front porches in an extra cutting-edge vein, it counts Midtown views, banks of magnolia and cedar, glass panels that disappear into limestone walls, and a pool lengthy sufficient to tire Olympians. (Note: This domestic is open for excursions only on Saturday, June eight).

Chattahoochee River Residence

However, just past the Chattahoochee, in Atlanta, like the Braves, this three-level house offers riverside living at its most modern. It includes a fitness room, three bedrooms, and plenty of interconnected living areas—all located above an essential flood elevation factor.

Inspired by the proprietors’ affection for smooth lines and open spaces, this house just west of Midtown recently came together on a sloped, linear infill lot. The layout required side-entry storage that, along with exaggerated cantilevers, beautified the linear presence.