Come early June, spotlights will shine on fresh examples of Atlanta’s modern home movement from Chastain Park to Piedmont Heights, Morningside, Virginia-Highland and beyond.
Organized by MA!, the Atlanta Design Festival (formerly Design is Human Atlanta) returns to the Big Peach from June 2 to 11.
This year’s theme: Design Economy in Atlanta and America’s Southeast.
Hard to believe, but the festival turns a decade old this year. A perennial favorite is the tour of modern homes, which highlights the best of Atlanta’s sustainable, contemporary, and otherwise innovative design.
Additional homes—and commercial properties on a similar tour—will likely be added before showtime. Satellite tours of impressive modern domiciles are also scheduled for Athens and Asheville.
Tickets for all three residential city tours are $40—or $95 for a VIP shuttle service in Atlanta. The Residential Atlanta tour is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 10 and 11.
Featured homes are previewed here, for your viewing pleasure, in no particular order:
908 Kings Court
Description: Cubist modern architecture located in the heart of Morningside.
Architecture: Kirkman Architects
Description: Located in an intern neighbourhood where homes sit fairly close to one another, the Nejad residence takes advantage of a nearby nature reserve for additional privacy and beauty.
Architecture: Plexus r+d
Description: A three-level single family dwelling located in one of Atlanta's first suburban communities.
Architecture and Design: Plexus r+d
Description: Bryant sits on a previously developed lot, which had a home circa 1970's in precarious condition.
Architecture: K_Souki Design S., Sani Construction
Bonus exterior pic:
Description: Acclaimed Atlanta architecture studio breaths new life into a 100-year old historic landmark.
Renovation Architect: BLDGS
Description: 5079 conveys a clean, minimalist concept while embracing the simplicity of block forms in an innovative fashion.
Architecture: J.A. Coutinho + M.P. Landry
Description: Modern addition architecture integrated into early 20th century bungalow.
Architect: Bork Design Inc.
Bonus interior/exterior pic:
Description: A conditioned renovated space in Chastain Park with additional architecture for an active family of four.
Architecture & Interior Design: Dencity LLC
Bonus exterior pic:
Description: A custom modern design inspired by the owner's love of cantilevers, angles and levels.
Architecture and Design: Jordache K. Avery of XMETRICAL LLC
Bonus interior pic:
Description: A clean, modern infill. Rock Springs project has transformed a once-blighted lot in Piedmont Height's into a dynamic home for a young family.
Architecture: Axios Architecture LLC
Description: A modern house that transitions seamlessly into a mature, traditional Atlanta neighbourhood.
Architecture: Splice Design Dawn Bennett (AIA), Legacy Custom Homes LLC
Any early favorites?
- Atlanta Design Festival [site]
- Photo essay of a modern renovation on last year’s tour [Curbed Atlanta]