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project and process for creation of an Industrial Arts Center in Cincinnati Ohio
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Live-Make Industrial Art Center Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
80,000 square feet
studio 4 project
Fall 2012
The Cincinnati Industrial Arts Center explores the potential of a historically significant but presently neglected context to revive a neighborhood and create a haven for artists and designers to come live and work.  Beyond bringing new life to a key area for future development for the city of Cincinnati, this project examines the relationship of a living and working community in close proximity.  A healthy relationship of living and working means the way one lives reflects the way one works and vice versa.   This idea of reciprocity was examined through form and program, using the topography of the hillside as a form giver and natural divider between living and working.   Envisioned as a playful “artificial” landscape, this public space is an urban gesture that extends all the way from Findlay Market up the hill to Bellevue park, bridging the physical and perceptual divide between Cincinnati’s neighborhoods, while reconsidering the relationship of living and working in day to day life.
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Site

site section, exploded axonometric site diagram, context plan 
site plan


Crafting an Idea
early section perspective sketches
section model
translation of topography to building form
parti diagrams


Solution
site view
prospect-procession-threshold views of building
elevations
detail of live-work relationship
section 
section
rendering of woodshop
model 
section model
exploded axonometric and plans