CATEGORY Residential Architecture
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.
First Two Weeks
Hello Employee 004 (formally known as Intern 001) speaking,
Well today I just finished my second week as an actual employee at Form and Function Architecture, and both weeks have been pretty eventful. Although the job does involve getting stamped with the Form and Function Logo,
I did get to attend a meeting at the Julian F. Keith about fire codes and fencing issues. Later that week I returned with Emili to measure window heights and finalize fencing plans. I then had to put the measurements and plans onto the program Revit, which I have been slowly adapting to.
I also got to use Revit with The Hop , so that they have the room to produce more ice cream (YUM!).
Earlier today, I got to see the progress on The Smokey Park Supper Club, and although the building has a ways to go, it still has to be one of the most unique restaurants I have seen.
Also, there are several projects that are making serious headway. For example, Estes is nearing completion for the addition of bathrooms in the PEP wing, Asia Wrap is nearing completion as well, and Stf Precision broke ground this past week. The Flight in Downtown Hendersonville is currently being renovated for a new restaurant, Postero.
Two of our Residential Projects are also in their construction phases. Watch the construction of the Toth Residence from Merrimon or 53 Roberts by one of my favorite places, White Duck Taco.
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.