Built Environment Analysis: Buckhead vs. Little 5 Points

I was walking by Little 5 Points to get to Aurora Coffee Shop one afternoon. I was wearing some ripped jeans, a flannel, and my favorite Vans. I walked into Aurora and not one head turned. I got my tea from there and I left. I went to Buckhead right after to go to Lenox Mall. Once I started walking toward the mall through the parking lot, I noticed a lot of people staring at me; a lot of men and women in suits and business attire. It hit me instantly. Buckhead and Little 5 Points have different expectations. Buckhead and Little 5 Points are very different in regards to the urban design theory, how they are designed and built, who they attract, and what their purpose is. Buckhead has a very interesting background to how it became “Buckhead”. This is important because it gives a sense of why it is the way it is. In 1838 a man named Henry Irby purchased some land near the intersection of what is now Peachtree, Roswell, and Wes Paces Ferry Road. On this land, he built a tavern and grocery store. Once these were built, a community as born. The city got its name from a story that says Irby killed a buck and hung the head in his tavern. The area started out as a prime place for summer and country homes for Atlanta’s wealthiest people. Many of the large estates were sold off, allowing for some of the most famous and prestigious commercial development in the southeastern portion of the United States. The modern design of Buckhead came about...

Built Environment Analysis: Buckhead vs. Little 5 Points

Intro: I was walking by Little 5 Points to get to Aurora Coffee Shop one afternoon. I was wearing some ripped jeans, a flannel, and my favorite Vans. I walked into Aurora and not one head turned. I got my tea from there and I left. I went to Buckhead right after to go to Lenox Mall. Once I started walking toward the mall through the parking lot, I noticed a lot of people staring at me; a lot of men and women in suits and business attire. It hit me instantly. Buckhead and Little 5 Points have different expectations. Thesis/claim: Buckhead and Little 5 Points are very different in regards to how they are designed and built, who they attract, and what their purpose is. Buckhead History behind Buckhead Henry Irby 1838, built a tavern and grocery store Got its name from a story that says Irby killed a buck and hung the head in his tavern Started out as a prime place for summer and country homes for Atlanta’s wealthiest Many of the large estates were sold off, allowing for some of the most famous and prestigious commercial development in the southeastern portion of the United States Modern Design Today, Buckhead real estate development milestones include Lenox Square built in 1959, which is the largest shopping center in the southeast. Phipps Plaza, another luxurious shopping center built soon after Lenox. In 1974, Tower Place was built and paved the way for future high-rises in Buckhead. Then in 1984, the flagship Ritz Carlton was built, which helped lead the Buckhead community further in deluxe accommodations and luxury. Who...

Built Environment Description of Phipps Plaza (Interior)

Phipps Plaza was opened in 1969. It’s target customer are the rich and wealthy customers that mostly reside in Buckhead and other rich people from various countries touring America or Atlanta specifically.  Phipps was described as a relaxed upscale shopping experience by most who pay it a visit, another person had described the place as a “high end fashion model’s dream”. There are lots of hidden messages I found when visiting this mall. One is that the middle class and poor aren’t really welcomed. I partially got this notion from all the designer stores in the mall. To be able to afford some of the simplest clothes in Phipps, you at least have to own a house. These are not specific requirements, however, if you can afford a house you might be in the income range to shop here. Even Lenox has stores the middle class can afford like Forever 21, Wet Seal, and Victoria Secret. Phipps Plaza is full of designer stores who meet the needs of their rich clients who add to the malls revenue. I went in a store called Naturals while observing the mall. The salesman in the store tried to sell my friend and I expensive salt scrubs claimed to be from Israel. I started asked him if there was an H&M, Forever 21 or any store of that nature in the mall and he replied “Oh NO honey! This is Phipps!” Right then, I understood the reputation Phipps holds throughout Atlanta, Georgia and the rests of the country. It truly is a mall catered to the famous and wealthy people. With waterfalls, couch...

Digital Record #5

The water fall in this mall can be heard from most places inside Phipps. I think this water fall is an important part of the mall. It provides relaxation while shopping. The neutral colors of brown and black along with its shiny surrounds give the mall an elegant touch as well as calming the shoppers as they ship through the expensive...

Built Environment Description #1 – Exterior

Lenox Square, Lenox Mall, Buckhead I chose to do my description on Lenox Mall in Buckhead. I chose this site because there are a variety of different things and people to observe. The exterior of the mall is huge and there is a lot of parking; because of it’s size, there are a lot of artifacts to look at. These include signs pointing to where to park, directories, as well as signs pointing you in the right direction of the stores you would like to go to. Lenox is usually very crowded, so finding your way around or finding somewhere to park can be tricky. the atmosphere of this particular mall is different than most. This is the case because of where it is located. It’s right in the middle of Buckhead, which is considered higher-class. You see a lot of fancier cars and a lot of businessmen and businesswomen. Now of course its not all business, there are definitely a lot of regular people. This place is very intriguing to me again, because of its location. I love the feel of the area and its always fun going to this mall because of the size. There are a lot of different stores as well as restaurants. I took many different photos while in Buckhead on my way to this mall. The overall atmosphere of Buckhead is a little intimidating because of how modern it is and seeing the people in their fancy suits and luxurious cars. It is always a pleasure and enjoyable time when traveling to Buckhead. I enjoyed observing the...
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