ALLOY 10/10 plays key role in the forward-thinking master plan to transform the former industrial hilltop site just off Nolensville Road near the Nashville Fairgrounds into a maker and residential hub. Live / work flats and townhomes fill the two buildings arranged in a loose V formation, creating a dynamic courtyard that features a rich interplay of paved and natural surfaces. It will host a variety of site amenities as the master plan matures. The courtyard and the negative space between the buildings are enhanced by the individual staggering of the units within the building forms, creating compression and release as a visitor moves through the site.
The ground floor live / work flats feature large sliding glass doors that face the courtyard spaces, creating opportunities for makers to interact with patrons. Durable concrete floors and simple, sturdy fixtures create an ideal canvas for creativity.
Tucked away on the upper two floors, and accessed via discreet rear stairs, the two-story townhomes provide a sanctuary from the activity below. Carefully placed windows provide a variety of views of the rapidly transforming neighborhood surrounding the development. The treehouse-like top floor terraces have the perfect blend of privacy and prospect.
The program is wrapped in a minimalist palette of corrugated metal siding in neutral colors, deferring to a school-bus yellow apartment building that shares the property. Sheet metal canopies are an homage to the site’s industrial past, while accents of clear stained tongue and groove cypress at the terrace give clues to the residential purpose contained within.