F&F BLOG THOUGHTS, SCRIBBLES & CULTURE FROM AN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FIRM

Mellow Mushroom Asheville


 

 

 

 

 

Renovations to the The Mellow Mushroom Asheville have been completed!

 

The old bar was completely demolished and rebuilt. We opened the wall up, added custom cabinets, and made the taps more visible and accessible to create an overall more inviting bar environment. The bar also has been equipped with a Three dimensional wooden mural of the Blue Ridge Mountains, including the Asheville skyline. Also, did I mention that it changes color?!

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LED bar

Bar Taps

The old wall murals were either replaced or revamped, including features such as color changing LED lights. In addition, wooden inlays where placed over existing throughout the tiled floors.

 

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color changing mural

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A complete renovation of the kitchen was carried out to increase production of oh so yummy pizza. All hail the mushroom!

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Riceville Rd Private Residence


The residents of this contemporary home approached us with some very specific objectives. One of the most fun was they were going to be building the home themselves and we were to help them navigate the world of construction. We became not only their architects, but also their teachers, tool lenders and sometimes therapists.

The polished concrete floors run throughout the 1600 sqft home. Each niche and corner designed with specific function. The house has an open floor plan with a private master suite. The master suite contains the master bath, bedroom and closet and is contained in the smaller volume of the two. The larger volume houses the living room, kitchen, guest suite, and mech./laundry room.

The exterior of the home is sheathed in corten panels, cypress siding and an accent wall of bark panels that extends from the interior to the exterior at the entry foyer.

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Entry Elevation with corten panels

Master Suite Volume

Master Suite Volume

 

The interior focused on clean lines and large windows to draw your eye out to the view of the blue ridge park way that snakes it way along the mountains on the horizon.

The living space double in size with accordion doors on both ends

The living space double in size with accordion doors on both ends

 

Check out more pictures on our flickr account.


Under Construction


Hello everyone, just thought we’d update you on some of our projects. A lot is happening currently, projects are either being permitted, just starting, or already under construction. Here’s a look at some that are under construction.

Just getting started, the Toth Residence is a contemporary home atop horizon hill. The home has a steel structure and an absolutely fantastic view.

Toth Residence

Also just finishing up, the Monahan Residence was a formerly abandoned structure. We modified the existing framework to create something new. Chris Kaselak at MA|CK Constructors is the general contractor on this project.

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The Yero Residence is a master suite addition to a home out in Mars Hill. Solid Rock is in the process of beginning construction.

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Copper Crown, a reference to the building’s metallic roof, will be a restaurant on Tunnel Road located in HomeTrust Bank Plaza.

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Some of our projects don’t have any pretty pictures yet, but we plan on getting some soon. These projects are:

  • 10 Biltmore, located in historic Biltmore Village, is above the Cantina restaurant. It was an existing office space, but will be converted to two Apartments . Goforth Builders are in charge of building the residential space.
  • Hi-Tech is a home electronic supplier which is moving into a new two story Morten pre-engineered building. The space will serve as a show room and office storage for the company.
  • Sandhill Baptist Church is building a new church that includes a fellowship hall, daycare, and sanctuary.

Office Warming Party


Well the last finishing touches are being made to the office, and we are very excited to have you come see it.

 

Drop by Friday May 29th from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. to take a look and grab a snack!

Our new office is located at 9 Walnut Street, Suite 3B, Asheville NC 28801.


Introducing Number 005.


Hello everybody.

I’m the newest member of the office. They call me Number 005, the fifth person to work for Form & Function, but you can call me Kimberly.  I graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Interior Design and a minor in Entrepreneurship.  So, at F&F I’ll be focused on the gut, the heart, to me the most important part of the building, the interior.

The Interior Design program at ASU focused mostly on commercial design, but residential design was not left out. I have always felt a pull towards residential design but the key to creating smart commercial design is to give the space a personal feel, its own identity. An identity people can connect with. My senior year at ASU my final project lasted the whole year. We were allowed complete freedom to create whatever we wanted to create.  I designed an elementary school by renovating an old mill building.

Click link below to check out my senior project in the link below: Berryhill Elementary School

http://issuu.com/kimberlyinez/docs/berryhillelementaryschool_d73bbb8c385e3a/1

Lobby Rendering:

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Classroom Rendering:

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On my first day, as soon as I walked in and was shown my desk Emili, the project manager, spent the next 2 hours with me getting down to the nitty-gritty details about the designs in progress and the buildings under construction. Right away I was a part of the team, someone who was connected in to the firm. Like the concept of Berryhill Elementary School, Evolving is Learning, I know I’m going to learn so much here and grow from that knowledge.

If you want to truly get to know F&F, then learning through me probably is the best way because that’s what I’ve done the first few months on the job. Form & Function is a small firm with just the four of us working hard for our clients. We have a very open office where we can pop around, for me, ask questions, and check out what others are working on. We laugh all day long but take our work very seriously. All around, I laughed and learned a lot in these few months of working at F&F.

Random Facts I learned about my coworkers this week:

Arlen:

-is obsessed with coffee way more than anyone else I know.

-wants a pet pig and platypus.

Emili:

-used to be on a Rollar Derby team that had its own reality T.V. show!

-had a canyon in her back yard growing up.

Myles:

-has names for his scarves- Scarfie and Brownie.

-has calves so big it looks like there is an iphone 6+ in his leg, because he cycles. (and because he’s strong ~ myles {yep, i got the master login for everything})


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