MA! Contemporary Architecture Tour: Atlanta

MA! Contemporary Architecture Tour: Atlanta

Modern Atlanta (MA!) Design is Human, a 13 day conference celebrating Atlanta as a locus of modern design, wraps up this weekend with a Contemporary Architecture Tour of Atlanta.

Several established neighborhoods in Atlanta feature newly constructed modern homes or upgrades to classic shapes. Crisscrossing the city from the Emory area to Castleberry Hill and stretching out to Serenbe village in Chattahoochee Hills, this year’s architecture tour is shaping up to be shining testament to modern design’s foothold in our culture. Continue reading

MA Home Tour Atlanta 2015

MA! Home Tour Atlanta

Founded in 2007, MA! has evolved into Design is Human, Atlanta, a design event that promotes modern international design and culture. MA! has created a platform for cutting edge architects, interior designers and builders to showcase their work.

Nestled in old affluent neighborhood of Atlanta, a modern home has risen from the ashes. Ansley Park, dating back to 1904, was the first Atlanta suburban neighborhood designed for automobiles with its wide, winding roads rather than the grid pattern of normal streetcar suburbs of the time. Diverse in style and scale, the houses in the district represent a full range of eclectic and contemporary architecture. Continue reading

Modern Atlanta: 2014 Architectural Tour of Homes

MA! Home Tour Atlanta

A beautiful spring day in Atlanta; the 2014 Modern Atlanta Architectural Tour; Matthew Quinn and Ric Parrish, co-owners of Design Galleria.

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Beautiful chandeliers complementing the Atlanta skyline

We met at their stunning modern home on the 22nd floor of the Luxe building in Midtown. Their home was one of several that had exquisite design elements which I found inspirational. Their clever installation of glass curtain walls created a contemporary fluidity indoors that blended seamlessly with their exterior spaces, thus satisfying their mutual love of the outdoors.

Quinn & Parrish MA Architectural Tour 2014
Quinn & Parrish MA Architectural Tour 2014
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Reflecting pool by Atlanta Water Gardens

Smoky sliding glass cabinets in the kitchen niches concealed an assortment of small countertop appliances and dinnerware. Striata marble countertops elegantly juxtaposed with specially designed hardware from the Matthew Quinn Collection was the magnum opus throughout the home. The baths, with their meticulous attention to detail, were just as luxurious as the enticing view from the opulent soaking tub.

Divine soaking tub under the stars

The Quinn/Parrish home is the epitome of perfection, blending form and function, organization and relaxation.

You can find Design Galleria and the Matthew Quinn Collection on the web at or at ADAC, 351 Peachtree Hills Avenue, NE. Atlanta, GA 30305.