North and Central America->United States->Ohio->Franklin (county)->Columbus
This was an undergraduate student project by Jonathan Alexander for Jane Murphy's ARCH 242 course, Winter 2005. This project involved analysis of the site connections.
"The Amateur Keyboard Institute is a center for the arts which focuses upon the promotion of music as well as the accommodation of its musicians. The practice rooms cater towards the varying typologies and personalities of musicians through its compilation of rooms that are purely private for introverts, contrasted with public rooms that open to the exterior which accommodates for the extroverts. Rooms are situated between these rooms that accommodate for those lying in the median of the spectrum. Responding to the site context and building requirements, the AKI is elevated off the ground to create a visual and a physical connection between two parks, one smaller pocket park lying to the North, the other, a large open park lying to the South. The allowance for performers to play to both parks results in the integration of the community with the AKI." -- Jonathan Alexander.
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, drawings, sections, performing arts centers, performing arts structures, KSA.