We were honored to be a part of the Mississippi Museum of Art's Mapping a Modern Mississippi. They traveled around the state chatting with people who aren't afraid to be a bit different, something we pride ourselves on. Check out the video above, and make sure you watch the other videos here!
"When architects Mark and Madison Talley told people they were bringing their modern approach to South Mississippi, some people warned them to be careful.
Madison, a Coast native, said she and her husband thought they would end up in a large city after they graduated from Mississippi State University. But after seeing how expensive San Francisco was, they considered bringing their brand of modern design back home.
“Whenever we came to the Coast, people said, ‘I’m just not sure you’re going to find this contemporary architecture niche you’re looking for,’ ” Madison Talley said.
But those folks were wrong. In a quaint building on Government Street, TALLstudio is open for business, and residents and business owners are taking note of the Talleys’ innovative approach to design..."
"...History weaves a telling thread on significant sites, but also in their structures. Ocean Springs architects Mark and Madison Talley, at work on the exhibit installation at the Lowry House this week, noted the techniques learned in working with older construction, even when contemporary architecture is their focus and training. Mark Talley said, "This ...forces us to really embrace what has worked for the last several hundred years. We find ourselves talking about these buildings while we're designing new buildings, and trying to bring back some enduring qualities that were relevant and that have made these buildings so special for so long."
TALLstudio was published in the quarterly journal of the Mississippi Heritage Trust's publication, Elevation. Want to learn more about a current research project TALL is working on? Click the link below!
Want to learn more about famous, coast architect, Carroll Ishee? Well, today is your lucky day! TALLstudio researched Ishee, and toured a few of his local projects. Read more below.