F&F BLOG THOUGHTS, SCRIBBLES & CULTURE FROM AN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FIRM
Protecting your roots
As part of a retrospective that AIA Asheville (www.aiaasheville.org) has been assembling for the last couple of months, we were ecstatic to search through some of the old drawings from the Pack Place Library from the great grandfather of most local firms, 6 Associates….who also did houses, something we never knew. Hope you enjoy these as much as we do.
Another Restaurant Making News
A couple of months ago, we posted a blog about a restaurant we designed that made the news. Well, we’re back with another post about one of our restaurant designs that’s featured in the Asheville Citizens Times! Opening soon in South Asheville on Hendersonville Road is the new restaurant concept, Asia Wrap. We’ve taken an old McDonalds and given it an upscale Asian-inspired theme. The food will be a delicious, healthy take on Asian fast-casual food, and nearly all of it will be in a wrap. Check out Asia Wrap’s website for more information on their restaraunt and to see other renderings of our design work.
Dough in the News
We love seeing our clients featured in websites, news, and magazines. Last month Dough, a local bakery, restaurant and market, was featured in a blog post by Garden & Gun. Not only was the food praised, but the space was hailed as “sleek.” Whether it’s a delicious cinnamon bun recipe that draws your interest or you’re looking for more information on a great place to shop & eat, check out this article!
2013 Year in Review
It’s been a great year for us at Form & Function. We’ve had the opportunity to work on some excellent projects, and we’ve added two new folks to our staff.
Take a look at what we’ve accomplished this year:
What was the original real estate office for the Cliffs Community in what is now the DuPont State forest got a full renovation. The cabin is now a visitor center for the many visitors that come to the park. The lower level is now an office for the Forest Rangers.
An existing 1970′s restroom facility needed a grand facelift. With all new fixtures, roof, siding, interiors and ADA compliant upgrades, this restroom facility will now be in commission for many more years for the State Forest.
118 WT Weaver Boulevard
UNCA’s acquired old MAHEC building. We renovated the existing building for its new tenants. The Advancement Department will be moving into the upper floor of the building while the new Student Health Services will be taking over the bottom floors.
Residential Fireplace & Home Renovation
Our clients took the unfortunate incident of a chimney fire and turned it into an opportunity. We vaulted the ceiling in their living room, foyer and bedroom and designed a new fireplace with built-ins.
We have several wonderful projects in the works for 2014.
- Industrial pre-engineered metal building for a large local industrial client
- Unique restaurant on Riverside Drive
- Fast-casual restaurant with a new take on delicious, Asian cuisine
- Private artist studio and residence
- Modern single family Residence in East Asheville
- Renovations for Buncombe County Schools
-Reroofing of state ADACT facility
Thank you to all our clients and business associates for making our job fun, challenging, and rewarding. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Old and New School
Here’s a great example of how we blend old school/hand sketching techniques, which communicates a big picture idea softly to a client, with new 3D BIM modeling techniques showing incredible detail – down to the Winter Solstice sun angle in drawing 5/G001.