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Sneak Peek | The Copper Crown

CopperCrownOpenFeatured in a recent blog post by our friends at Form and Function Architecture this rendering is for a new restaurant in east Asheville called the Copper Crown. If you missed the article take a peek here. Cheers!

Asheville Architect’s Summer Social

CatawbaKelly and I stopped by the American Institute of Architect’s summer social last evening at Catawba Brewery’s newest location on the south slope of downtown. Modern Asheville Real Estate is a sponsor of our local chapter. Our friends Myles Alexander of Form and Function Architecture and Thad Rhoden of Sparc Design provided the expert BBQ Pork and AIA’s lovely Mary Fierle provided homemade spicy pickles. {YUM!} We, also, got to hear about some great projects coming up and a modern home soon to come on the market. For more on our local AIA organization go here. Cheers!

Architectural Tour | Smokey Park Supper Club

IMG_6354As a member of our local chapter of American Institute of Architects we were invited on a tour today of the developing Smokey Park Supper Club. It was a great opportunity to get another sneak peek. Lead architect Myles Alexander of Form and Function led the tour for his fellow architects in the community.IMG_6351

The project is one of the largest assemblages of shipping containers in the United States. The overall goal is to leave as much of the containers as raw as possible. Exterior walls are required to be built out with insulation on the interior. These walls will ultimately be finished out with equally rustic materials. The interior walls dividing rooms will remain in their natural state. The wood floors will simply be coated and polished as they are. Externally, the corten steel is coated to retain the natural rust surface.Supper Club Comp

The rustic nature of the project shrouds an underlying sophistication. Much like the work of a set designer, the siting of the building creates a theatrical experience with perfectly framed views of the river along with elements of the building’s industrial context. The decking naturally follows the flood plane on one side marrying the structure to the river and then around to the road. The layered experience from Riverview Road through the interior to the deck and beyond to the river again should provide a stimulating backdrop for endless entertaining. I know Kelly and I can’t wait to hang out and toast to it’s opening. Cheers! IMG_6332