Thrive at City Heights is published in Metal Architecture Magazine!
Our Thrive at City Heights was recently published in Metal Architecture Magazine!
"Mixed-Use Project Thrives in Nashville"
The development has 29 residential flats, two townhouses and retail space along with a restaurant space on the ground level. The urban development offers a mix of living, working and socializing in a pedestrian-oriented, vibrant community in City Heights.
Julie DeBow-Davis, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Assoc Principal at EOA Architects, shares that Nashville-based private developer E3 Construction Services hired the firm to design a signature project that could continue in Clifton Avenue's transformation and inclusion into the community. “This project was designed to re-energize the commercial/residential corridor that leads to downtown,” she says. “It provides a variety of uses combining retail, residential and communal spaces to activate the street front and provide a unique vision to encourage future development and redefine a sense of community.”
According to DeBow-Davis, the design is derived from a simple parti diagram of planes tied together through a ribbon element. “The concept of the floating planes and ribbon element were first a diagram and then developed into a physical building provides a sense of dynamic linear movement that responses to the street condition,” she explains. “That parti diagram, developed early in the design process, provided for us a clear identity for the building and set up a hierarchy of textures and fenestration along the façade where we could incorporate a greater level of detail and the use of porches.”
“At the intersection of the two buildings a breezeway is created generating an outdoor room, suitable for relaxing and socializing and is conveniently located at each residential floor,” adds DeBow-Davis.
For the project, ATAS International Inc., Allentown, Pa., supplied its Opaline concealed fastener panels for the floating plans, as well as its Gaten Series perforated metal panels used along the outdoor walkway.
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May 9, 2023