Art on Demand | An Architectural Tour of Alys Beach

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Join us Friday, July 3rd at 9 a.m. for a very special Architectural Tour of Alys Beach with town architect Marieanne Khoury-Vogt. This virtual Art on Demand event is brought to you by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County in partnership with Alys Beach and 30a.com.

In this episode, Marieanne shares interesting facts and intricate design details with viewers as well as some of the stories behind the iconic buildings and award-winning homes of beautiful Alys Beach. The architecture of Alys Beach is perhaps the most striking amongst the communities of scenic 30A. Drawing inspiration from Bermuda and Antigua, Guatemala, Alys Beach’s stark white masonry walls and private courtyard homes create a harmonious, urban environment characterized by calmness and simplicity. To drive past the Butteries and down the palm-lined allée is to wonder about this beautiful town, and here Marieanne divulges the concepts behind the architectural design, the New Urbanist planning, the harmonious integration of landscape and special little secrets hidden within the pathways of Alys.    

The event will be viewable on 30A, Alys Beach and Cultural Arts Alliance’s Facebook pages as well as available on the CAA’s YouTube channel following the broadcast.

Khoury & Vogt Architects was formed in 2001 in Miami by Erik Vogt and Marieanne Khoury-Vogt as a practice in architecture, urban design, and town planning. Vogt received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami and Master of Architecture from Yale University. Khoury-Vogt received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin (after studying for 3 years at L’Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, France) and has a Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Both are licensed architects in Florida.

The practice, currently based in Alys Beach, Florida, engages projects in a variety of scales, programs, and locales. Each is strongly rooted in enduring types and forms that have developed over time to serve both the individual inhabitant at the scale of the building and shape the individual building at the scale of the city. This grounding in typological tradition allows for an exploration of architectural character and language that, while deploying the principles of classical composition, offers a synthesis of modern and vernacular styles, often inflected by the influence of the tropics and Mediterranean. In all cases, the work strives to partake in equal parts both traditional and invention and to instill in the inhabitant a sense of comfort and delight.

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