Friday, June 17, 2011
I think I've been to Neocon almost every year of my career, the only exceptions being the birth of our son and maybe 2 other years I felt like taking a break (or at least giving my feet one). It was a relief to see elevator lines forming in the Lobby, indicating a return to a busy industry and designers ready to shop for ideas.
Posted by Lucy at 2:03 PM
Thursday, June 9, 2011
After almost 2 years of working together with the ASC team, this week ai3 celebrates with Atlanta Sports Complex as we all move this amazing project forward. The complex will be a multi-entertainment, recreational sports facility, accompanied by a corporate services focus that will offer innovative programs for leadership development, employee training, team-building activities, leadership retreast, health wellness, as well as dedicated meeting space for small to large companies.
Co-Founder and CEO Patrick Henderson knows how much ai3 believes in this project. We look forward to being a part of their vision for Atlanta. We hope to redefine how a sports venue contributes to the overall experience, whether you are an athlete or patron. The location is almost finalized, and hopes are for a Fall 2012 opening.
Posted by Lucy at 12:00 PM
Thursday, June 2, 2011
We recently participated in a design competition for the renovation to one of Atlant'a first, large mixed-use developments. The 1970s design was inspired by the work of LeCorbusier.
Let me tell you up front... we lost. But boy did we have an AWESOME time coming up with our solution. Rather than embark on a historical preservation project, ai3 asked our studio in an internal Vision Session: "WHAT WOULD LE CORBUSIER DESIGN TODAY?"
ai3's solution embraced the philosophy, not exact design, of this great architect and the Bauhaus movement, a movement that combined Art + Craft + Technology. We focused on his exploration of raw materials, making beauty by contrast, the play between the dull and the intense... and making people THINK and REFLECT.
We chose to develop "Built Art" much like the architecture designed by Corbu in the last phase of his life. Our art provided a dramatic sense of arrival in the building's lobby... and maybe looks like something Corbu would've thought was cool in the year 2011.
Posted by Lucy at 10:32 AM