Mixing Bridges


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Related person
Doug Stechschulte (designer)
Date
2006
Location
North and Central America->United States->Ohio->Franklin (county)->Columbus
Description
This was a student project by Doug Stechschulte for John Kelleher's ARCH 441 course, Autumn 2006.
"The intent of this project was to create a mixed use complex in downtown Columbus, Ohio which exploited the use of the word "mixed". This was done after an analysis of the existing material assembly of a bridge. Given the physical properties of bridges at varying scales it became apparent that a bridge serves its intended purpose only when it must negotiate some form of interference which breaks its path. From this idea the complex was designed to use the concept of interference in a way that did not just allow interaction between programs, but forced it. Each program piece was seen as its own element which, in its neutral state, strives to be an individual tower. Conceptually, as these program towers rose from the ground they encountered, and were forced to negotiate an interference. Elevated surface lots derived from the infrastructural grid lines served as the pieces of interference for this site. The result of this negotiation can be seen in the form as it moves around the interference pieces and is forced to slam into other programs. This interaction then registers in the plan and section as it creates the potential for new and different programmatic mixing." - Doug Stechschulte
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.
Section/Discipline
Architecture
Degree
Undegraduate
Style/Period
2000s (2000 - 2009)
Course
ARCH 441
Academic Class
Senior