Fascinating Atlanta moderns on upcoming MA! Architecture Tour


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

Exterior Design

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 greater than four,100 site visitors from 45 states.

A perennial favorite is the self-guided tour of present-day houses, to spotlight the best of Atlanta’s sustainable, modern-day, and in any other case, progressive design on June 8 and nine. Stops this yr 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 yr, as previewed under. 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 ought to be aiming for inside the destiny of the Southeast.”

In addition to home tours around Serenbe and Asheville, the competition provides greater than 60 occasions this 12 months—most of them free—that encompass 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, 5 bedrooms, an amusement courtyard, and a pool cabana. It’s sited to capitalize on sloped topography, up 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 assessment 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 ft, which isn’t precisely exorbitant for West Paces Ferry Road, this 5-bedroom home specializes in the dramatic, as evidenced via multistory interiors and a true entertainer’s paradise around the pool. A complicated collection of terraces, descending from the street closer to the backyard, outline the home.

Having risen on the previous web site 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, just like the Braves, this 3-level house gives riverside living at its maximum modernistic. It includes a fitness room, three bedrooms, and plenty of interconnected living areas—all located above an essential flood elevation factor.

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