F&F BLOG THOUGHTS, SCRIBBLES & CULTURE FROM AN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FIRM
Spending time in nature is important to all of us here at Form & Function, so naturally we found working with the Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway Inc. (FOHCG Inc.) very rewarding.
“The FOHCG Inc. works with the community to manage the Hominy Creek Greenway in order to maintain its wild nature, preserve its rich history, and to connect the HCG to the French Broad River, future greenways, and downtown Asheville”. – FOHCG Inc. Mission
Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway asked us to design a simple building on the greenway to be used for teaching space as well as storage. With a grant from Buncombe County, FOHCG Inc. Board of Trustees was able to construct the building with the help of Dave Fortner and lots of volunteers.
It’s amazing what a group of volunteers can do when putting resources and hands together as a team. Thank you everyone involved for making this act of teamwork possible.
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?!
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.
A complete renovation of the kitchen was carried out to increase production of oh so yummy pizza. All hail the mushroom!
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.
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.
Check out more pictures on our flickr account.
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.
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.
The Yero Residence is a master suite addition to a home out in Mars Hill. Solid Rock is in the process of beginning construction.
Copper Crown, a reference to the building’s metallic roof, will be a restaurant on Tunnel Road located in HomeTrust Bank Plaza.
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.