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June 4, 2017

 

 

Spring ValleyJordache Avery lives in a modern house he designed. The Atlanta architect also has three modern homes in the Atlanta area on the upcoming MA! (Modern Atlanta) Architectural Tour.

Architect & background: A Florida native, Avery grew up in Jacksonsville, where his father was a senior planner for the city. As a child, Avery loved to look over the architectural drawings his father brought home. Avery graduated from Florida A & M University in 2004 with an architecture degree. When he moved to Atlanta, he worked for Corcoran-Ota Group in Atlanta before starting his own firm.

JORDACHE AVERY

The company: Atlanta-based XMETRICAL, LLC started in 2009.

The company name: XMETRICAL is a play on words intended to describe the pursuit of balance in more complex and less rigidly defined relationships.

As seen in — or on: Atlanta magazine (March 2016), “A look inside 3 modern homes in Atlanta.” And on the Atlanta modern home/architectural tours in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. This year, Avery has three homes on the 2017 tour (june 10 & 11) in Atlanta: Spring Valley, Hardendorf and Overbrook.

Design pet peeves: Traditional homes with modern lipstick. You can’t just change the finishes, flatten the roof and call it modern. It should be designed as such.

Current design obsession: Using ceilings to better define space and draw attention to specific areas and features, such as floating a ceiling over the kitchen island or changing the materials and texture of the ceiling in a dining room.

New (or re-emerging) looks I like: Adding warm and rustic materials to the design, such as re-claimed wood veneer to contrast with the clean and sharp modern lines. In appropriate amounts and in well-chosen locations, it’s a great choice for accent walls and in ceilings treys.

… And looks I am glad to see go. A horizontal brick tile (running bond pattern) installed vertically. Personally, it just feels wrong and arbitrary when the tile is obviously designed to be installed in a different direction.

Latest project(s): Ashley Point. Three modern homes under construction on a triangular shaped lot across the street from Old Fourth Ward Park.

Up next/what’s new: Six modern townhomes in Ormewood Park near Ormewood Square and another five modern units in Poncey-Highland, footsteps from Ponce City Market.

Find Jordache Avery & XMETRICAL, LLC at:

  • Instagram:@xmetrical
  • Twitter: @xmetrical
  • Website: xmetrical.com

 

 

 

 

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