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An Angular Futuristic House in Georgia

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The Decatur, Georgia, residence belonging to two book authors is an angular exercise in creating a dynamic structure. "It has energy and does not feel heavy or is static," says architect Staffan Svenson of Atlanta-based firm Dencity Design. Inside, Svenson divided the house into seven levels and introduced a vibrant color palette and rich material program at the residents' request. The resulting modern live/work abode gives the owners a sense of adventure as they traverse the spaces.

A screened-in porch was a must-have for the residents (they love to sit outside but hate mosquitoes) and influenced the…
The house was shaped by spatial restrictions. "The angled walls push the interior spaces outward both visually and as…
The house features a concrete rainscreen painted gray and Cor-Ten steel paneling around the exterior of the bedrooms.…
In the living room, Svenson opted for wide-plank ash floors and a fireplace from Malm. The room connects to the…
Due to zoning restrictions, the house's footprint had to be relatively small, so Svensen devised a solution: split…
One of the most challenging aspects of the build was incorporating the residents' request for a diverse material…
The bathroom features Chromtech tile, a Toto toilet, Kohler vanity, and powder-coated steel countertop.
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