Press release from MA! Design is Human:
Atlanta Design Festival, organized by MA! (May 26 – June 3, 2018) will present a program of architecture tours, as part of their nine-day festival in Atlanta, Georgia. Now in its twelfth year, this Festival has risen to become one of the nation’s leading events dedicated to showcasing world-class design, architecture and brands.
MA!, the Georgia-based company focused on the business of sharing creative knowledge, growing the design economy and creating culture to grow brand awareness and sustainable prosperity, once again organize this popular festival.
Since 2007, the acclaimed MA! Architecture Tour 2018 has presented a series of architecture tours as part of the Festival program. These annual tours introduce the latest trends in sustainable materials, architectural systems and interior designs to visitors. The tours will provide exclusive access to the best residential, commercial and contract design by both established and emerging architects & design studios.
This year Asheville kicks off the tour season as the first destination in MA!’s satellite city program and is the first of the three-city architecture tour program, Serenbe (27 May) and Atlanta (2 & 3 June). Featuring six properties, the Asheville tour demonstrates the wide vernacular of contemporary design being created today. This is the third time since 2007, Asheville has featured in the MA! Architecture Tour.
Black Mountain Residence (Brickstack Architects)
This is a quietly modern, yet casual family home. It is built on a steep slope to maximize long range views of the distant mountain range with a 270-degree vista. The large expanse of glass blurs the boundary between interior and exterior.
Nebraska Residence (Wilson Architects)
Nebraska Residence is a modern home with a small efficient floor plan that combines interesting nooks and expansive spaces. Set within easy walking distance of downtown, this corner plot home is set back from the road to provide further privacy.
Rhododendron Renovation (Petri Architecture)
This property demonstrates the success of a considered renovation. A tiny 900 sq ft, downtown home reflects the idea that ‘quality is more important than quantity by keeping the existing structure and footprint but making it suitable for modern living, green, energy efficient and beautiful as well as complimenting the neighborhood.
Sonnet Lane (Allan Halcomb of MossCreek, Knoxville TN)
A modern Appalachian farmhouse that has open flowing floor plan. Well sited with expansive windows both front and back to capture mountain views. A NC Green Built Certified property, this is the first home in Western NC to feature Smart Flower Solar System and won the 2017 Craftsmanship Award with Asheville Home Builders Association.
Sunset Residence (BCA, PLLC, Brent Campbell Architect, Principal)
The renovation of a 1960’s summer cottage close to downtown incorporates large expanse of glass to capture western mountain views. By rearranging the existing components of the interior creates adaptable spaces to serve the everyday needs of 21st Century living in a relatively compact space.
Trehaus (Earthtone Design Studio)
A West Asheville, full family home on a small ‘in-fill’ lot, utilizing the natural grade of the property. Cathedral ceilings, natural stone internal staircase and wooden clad structure, make the overall design approach a down-to-earth, modern aesthetic.