If I asked you to visualize an Atlanta home, what kind of image would pop into your head? Its style would probably fall under the umbrella of "traditional", whether that means Neoclassical Revival, Colonial Revival, Mediterranean Revival; you get the picture. This weekend presents the opportunity to broaden your definition of what makes an Atlanta home with the 2011 Modern Atlanta Home Tour.
The tour is part of the annual "Design is Human" event coordinated by Modern Atlanta. Per MA's website,
"The original event was born in 2007 out of a desire for an Atlanta-based forum diverse in content, eclectic in spirit, and international in appeal. Each year the event will be built on these aspirations, attracting a diverse range of speakers, exhibitors and attendees prepared to push the boundaries of applied and urbanism."
Pretty neat, huh?
The tour is a great way to see how contemporary design fits within the context of Atlanta's various neighborhoods, ranging from Sandy Springs to Decatur, from Grant Park to West Midtown, and areas in between. In addition to the very green renovation of an office building at 1315 Peachtree Street (housing the new location of the Museum of Design Atlanta, a library branch, and the architecture studio of Perkins + Will) , you'll be able to tour a condo, a classic mid-century modern, homes newly built and newly remodeled, and housing created from shipping containers, among others.
Judging from the photos, the chosen homes all display a wonderful sense of natural light, clean lines, and interesting materials. Even if you wouldn't want to live in one, it's easy to appreciate the level of design savvy that Atlanta is reaching.
The Modern Atlanta Home Tour really is a testament to local talent.
Click here for details about times and tickets.