As we wrote in our first post titled “Atlanta, Where Urbanism and Sub-burbism Collide”, Atlanta is an elongated, suburban version of a dense US city making it different amongst cities like New York, Boston and DC. Atlanta is less dense in areas, making parts seem more suburban than urban. There is a lack of cohesive connection from one part of Atlanta to another.
Atlanta is arguably an elongated, suburban version of a dense US city making it different amongst cities like New York, Boston and DC. And as an architect and designer, we take on many Atlanta projects that have the goals of a residential home one might picture in "Stepford", Connecticut, yet we are placing it in dense, complex environments which create unique challenges.
Many would define modern architecture and interior design differently, but commonly it’s associated with having cubist traits and being comprised of hard angles and a lot of glass. At JBB, we believe that modern architecture and interiors are refined, soft, beautiful, useful and timeless. For us, modern architecture is centered around new ways to pull together technologies and materials, to invent something that is purely functional and new, and of course beautiful.
Initially, this house reveals what I call two independent sliding plains, the top casting a shadow over the first level. JBB architects designed this modern home to provide shelter at the front door, but also to provide drama and depth to the home while keeping the home’s simple design roots intact. JBB deliberately enhanced the shadow to make the home feel alive by creating an illusion of visual changes at varying times of the day. Note that the ceiling is painted darker and penetrates from the exterior through to the interior spaces. The visual approach to the home will be a different experience depending on the times of the day because the sun is always changing. Check out the home being discussed by clicking here.