This was a student project by Matt Canterna for John Kelleher's ARCH 442 course, Winter 2007.
"In our studio we were dealt 3 cards; the Mat Organization, the city of Columbus (or should I say the death of the downtown of the city), and the Casino Typology. All 3 of these cards were put into play given the exchange, opposition, and chance established with placing a Casino on the site. So the relationships between the House and Player, the Casino and the City, and the Formal Expectations and Anomalies have driven the design.
My project is a single, formal composition that chose to embrace these fundamental oppositions and exchanges. The first is the desire for the House to operate as an isolated environment while at the same time embracing the desire for the city to reconnect itself and engage the site independent of the casino. I wanted to reconnect the pedestrian fabric which was broken by the quick paced 4th Ave and the impenetrable building mass previously on the site. The second is the desire for the Casino to create its own identity, in form, place and time independent of the existing urban order which operates from street level and above. The third is the desire to maintain the Tower and Base composition of the Casino type while at the same time weave a Mat composition across the central urban site..." - Matt Canterna
This project won the first place award at the 2007 Gui Design Competition. The Gui Design Awards were established by James Gui '54. The annual awards are given to fourth-year architecture undergraduates in Knowlton School of Architecture at the conclusion of winter quarter studio reviews.
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.
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