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Scale and mass helped these five modern townhomes play nice with the existing structures in a Memphis arts district.

ge5, memphis, tenn.

ge5, memphis, tenn.

  • Scale and mass helped these five modern townhomes play nice with the existing structures in a Memphis arts district.

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    Scale and mass helped these five modern townhomes play nice with the existing structures in a Memphis arts district.

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    Jeffrey Jacobs

    Scale and mass helped these five modern townhomes play nice with the existing structures in a Memphis arts district.

  • Each townhome has a private balcony that addresses the street.

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    Each townhome has a private balcony that addresses the street.

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    Each townhome has a private balcony that addresses the street.

  • The project seen from the rear.

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    The project seen from the rear.

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    The project seen from the rear.

  • The units feature open plans and waxed concrete floors.

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    The units feature open plans and waxed concrete floors.

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    The units feature open plans and waxed concrete floors.

  • The second-floor powder room.

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    The second-floor powder room.

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    The second-floor powder room.

  • Street level plan.

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    Street level plan.

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    Courtesy Archimania

    Street level plan.

  • Second-floor plan.

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    Second-floor plan.

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    Second-floor plan.

  • Third-floor plan.

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    Third-floor plan.

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    Third-floor plan.

archimania
memphis

Presented with a former parking lot on the edge of a historic arts district, Archimania let context and site be its guide. The result is this five-unit, live/work townhouse project highlighted by polished concrete masonry blocks, metal bays, and glass storefronts that merge with the existing architecture of the industrial buildings in the district. Intended for live/work use, each three-level home is marked by bays and front-loaded balconies that address the street. “I like the way they stand out with the façade,” one judge commented.


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product details

dishwasher, oven, and refrigerator: GE, www.ge.com; doors and windows: Kawneer, www.kawneer.com; exterior siding (custom): Galvalume, www.galvalume.com; flooring: PALRAM, www.palramamericas.com; garage doors: Overhead Door, www.overheaddoor.com; hvac equipment: Frigidaire, www.frigidaire.com; insulation: Owens Corning, www.owenscorning.com; lighting fixtures: Lightolier, www.lightolier.com; paints/stains/wall finishes: Sherwin-Williams, www.sherwin-williams.com; roofing: GAF, www.gaf.com; skylights: Duo-Gard, www.duo-gard.com