North and Central America->United States->Ohio->Franklin (county)->Columbus North and Central America->United States->Ohio->Franklin (county)->Bexley
This was an undergraduate student project by Zakery Snider for Beth Blostein's ARCH 342 course, Winter 2005. This project involved analysis of public space and private space.
"Situated at the gateway to the university, this student center mediates between the public edge of the city of Bexley and the private campus side. The project creates a dissolution of the boundary that becomes split to provide a degree of penetration. In section, the connection is re-established by glass bars allowing programmatic elements to slide back and forth between the city side and campus side. Meanwhile, the landscape flows over the building and through an exterior courtyard allowing complex layering of spaces along a transitory zone. The skin also participates in the effect through a porous system that constantly changes views through in relation to the observer. Being concrete, the skin also eliminates excessive material that is unnecessary to maintain the compressive strength of the efficient system. " -- Zakery Snider
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.