2017 MA! Arch. Tour
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MA! Architecture Tour is June 2017 and part of Atlanta Festival of Design.
Each year this acclaimed tour about contemporary residential and commercial architecture and design attracts thousands of visitors across the nation to come experience modernism in Atlanta and participating satellite cities.
Our feature project celebrating this year's tour is Nejd, located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia.
Nejad residence is located in an intown neighborhood, which means the houses are fairly close to one another. This site was a little unique, in that the rear property line was adjacent to a nature reserve, which meant the rear yard was protected and private.
So the house was situated to take advantage of this, and therefore opens up to a rear pool and yard with large expanses of glass and balconies, without losing any of its privacy.
The sides of the house utilize high clerestory glass and frosted windows to bring in lots of natural light, without sacrificing privacy.
The house interior is meant to be open and flowing, with the centre of the house being the kitchen, open to all of the remaining spaces through open two story volumes and uninterrupted views to the living, dining, and family room areas.
The upstairs continues with this theme, having the stair and a family gathering/game space open to the first floor as well. The master bedroom is meant to be a private retreat, and the kid’s bedrooms have unique treatments that reflect each of the children's needs.