Amateur Keyboard Institute

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Donald Hickey (was created by)
Mark Ours (studio professor)
Winter 2005
North and Central America->United States->Ohio->Franklin (county)->Columbus
This was an undergraduate student project by Donald Hickey for Mark Ours' ARCH 242 course, Winter 2005. This project involved analysis of site context.
"The Amateur Keyboard Institute is a Processor that utilizes site context and human nature to unfold a plethora of individually focused discoveries in the field of music. More commonly referred to as "Architectural Plinko," the A.K.I. presents its inhabitants with several idealistic visual goals (i.e. the performance space, the roof garden, or framed views of adjacent parks) positioned at the end of clear axial thoroughfares, which in turn are nurtured by expanding corridors that foster circulation. Due to the one's thirst for personal exploration, the A.K.I is broken up into 3 distinct members, in which each embodies its own specific means of visual and physical deflection, whether it is meandering columns, protruding partitions, or even cupping receptacles. As a result of such devices, the Institute is left with several implied spatial relations geared towards permeable transmission. The Processor embraces the specificities of the site in order to manifest a complex that augments one's ability to find his/her own special niche in the musical society. " -- Donald Hickey
This work is a part of the online collections of the Knowlton School of Architecture Student Archives, The Ohio State University. It is part of an effort to make accessible student work ranging from the first student that graduated from the program in 1903 to the present. The effort to preserve and digitize drawings in the Student Archives was sponsored in part by the Graham Foundation.

Keywords: student work, KSA.
2000s (2000 - 2009)