Star Metals Residences is part of a larger development on Atlanta’s Westside. We were responsible for the interior architecture and interior design of the public spaces for the Residences, a 410-unit apartment building. Our design recalls the site’s history with locally-fabricated metal work and references to the adjacent railyards. Brass, steel, copper, and zinc are used as built-in elements, lighting, and furniture detailing. We approached our work with a hospitality eye, where every touchpoint was considered with the visitor’s experience in mind, to create a welcoming environment for all people from all walks of life. Our team was inspired by neo-expressionist art principles that celebrate self-expression and inclusivity.
One of our challenges was to create an active lobby easily accessed by the community at large and included a mailroom that functioned beyond mail retrieval. To highlight the entry, we carved space out of the building envelope to create a gracious front porch greeting visitors and serving as a gesture of hospitality towards the neighborhood. The double-height volume continues inside where we designed curving steel rails to define seating areas and harken back to the neighborhood’s history. A coffee shop open to the lobby further activates the space throughout the day. Just off the lobby, a library nestled within the mailroom is a cozy spot with books, artwork, and plants that functions like a living room for guests to enjoy anytime.
On the rooftop, clubrooms offer a variety of banquettes, sofas surrounding a fireplace, game tables, and a bar with beer and wine on tap. Layers of custom furniture, drapery, and lighting help to distinguish each room while maintaining dramatic views to the pool terrace and the skyline beyond. We removed two studio units in exchange for a viewing deck to lounge fireside while overlooking the sunset and the stadium.