This was a student project by Kevin Parzych for Jimenez Lai's ARCH 341 course, Autumn 2007.
"This project called for the design of a multi unit housing complex at the edge of the Short North district in Columbus, Ohio. The design process began with the mapping of the spatial inhabitation of living programs by multiple individuals. The juxtaposition of these patterns led to strategies for the overall form, access, exterior spaces, and fenestration for the design. Moreover, variations of the mapping led to establishing different design strategies for each unit.
Ultimately, the main goal of the design was to establish the individualism of each separate unit. This was accomplished not only from the dynamic form of each unit but also by designing each unit in different manors. The complex essentially became a conglomerate of different entities.
The conglomerate condition of the design is expressed on the exterior through the envelope of each unit. The units are separately clad with its own distinct material, including wood, metals, and colored siding. The polychromatic quality of the diagrammatic studies is preserved through the nature of the materiality. Exterior spaces are primarily utilized as private balconies for a single unit. However, the central open areas are a common community space, accessible to all residents. ... ..." -Kevin Parzych
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.