A. The grounds would get a dose of modernism.
The PS1 winner for 2015, The Living, was featured as one of our architects to watch during Architecture Week last year. We think it's a great project; be sure to read all about it!
After a typical weekend visit walking around the beautifully manicured and maintained grounds at Biltmore, it became clear that the Italian Gardens would be a fantastic location for a PS1 competition, or rather what we're calling: PS2 [southern edition]. The tall stone wall provides a sense of enclosure that is quite enjoyable. The ponds with flora and fauna would be a very fun element to incorporate into a design. And, of course, it would be fantastic to contrast formal design with contemporary innovations.
Weekly, we explore the potential of Asheville; ranging from practical to plain radical. It’s no secret that our beloved city is quite a popular place. As it grows and changes, we propose topics related to design, architecture, urbanism, and community for consideration to promote discussion about Asheville and Western North Carolina.
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