Alum Creek Bathing Pavilion


  • Caption
    View of Side Sketch
    Date
    7/15/1999 (creation)
Related person
Zakery Snider (designer)
Date
2004
Location
North and Central America->United States->Ohio->Franklin (county)->Columbus
Description
This was an undergraduate student project by Zakery Snider for Beth Blostein's ARCH 341 course, Autumn 2004. This project involved investigation of fundamental contextual, formal, and tectonic issues of wood as a building material.
The project is situated on a sloping site that maximizes a diagonal path to the lake. The Pavilion redirects one's line of movement from the pre-existing dam while utilizing site variables. Analemma studies were used to develop a continuous structure that would at once provide sun and shade about a long, slender pool. The developed form satisfies the program as sundeck, while providing a framework for canvas divided changing rooms below, and continuing into the lake as shower canopy. Resultantly, the movement of the sun from morning to evening simultaneously provides a transverse connection from path to water.
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)
Material
wood (hardwood or softwood)
Course
ARCH 341
Academic Class
Junior