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12TH AND PARIS

With a limited site footprint, the program of this mixed-use neighborhood infill has a surprisingly dense mix of uses including seven commercial / retail units, four office units and fourteen residential units. Among the storefronts are an art gallery, a restaurant and bar, a Mexican popsicle shop, a small neighborhood grocery store and a spa - all owned by locals in the neighborhood. The office users include an architecture firm, a photography studio, a graphic design shop and an insurance company, also all residents of the neighborhood. DAAD worked with many tenants as interior and furniture designer, including Burger Up and Greenlight Market & Deli.

The development was conceived by those in the community and guided by DAAD to create what is the first of its kind in Nashville. The architecture is respective of the historic context while creating a new layer of a contemporary architecture that shall be both new and classic, thus stylistically sustainable for generations to come. The construction is wood and steel frame, brick, recycled steel, reclaimed wood, and aluminum composite panels, executed under Earth Craft guidelines. The communal, economic and building sustainability led to an overwhelmingly successful project during the recession, supporting a thriving community at all levels.


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