Don’t scroll past the opening lines just to get to the pictures! We need to remind you of the rules first:
The rules are simple. Using the images and clues provided on the Scavenger Hunt Guide, find all eight buildings and take a photo of yourself in front of each one. Be sure to get enough of the building in the image so we can be sure you visited all of them. Send all eight images to ArchiNATI12@gmail.org BEFORE Friday, October 5th at 2:00 pm.
I suppose since we’ve kept you in suspense long enough………on with the pictures!
The 8th Street Design District and the ArchiNATI 2012 Festival are happy to announce “City and Scale”, a lecture hop on October 5th. When we talk about about cities we almost always talk about ‘scale’. In the architectural sense of the word, scale usually refers to the relative relationship amongst people, places or objects. Cities have an abundance of ‘scales’ that are constantly interacting and shaping the city. Pedestrians interact with objects, cars, bikes, phones, objects relate to buildings, buildings relate to other buildings, neighborhoods connecting to the city and so on. Understanding a city means having an understanding of the variety of relationships that exist between the various scales that operate in the city.
Cincinnati has seen a substantial transformation occur at various scales within the city. “City and Scale” presents projects and concepts developing in the city of Cincinnati that are addressing a few of the scales at work in the city. Presenting as part of “City and Scale” will be Nern Ostendorf of Queen City Bike discussing how we can design a better street in her program “Complete Streets 101″; Jeff Raser of Glaserworks and Doug Hinger of D-HAS will be presenting “Cincinnati’s New Form Based Code” and the implications it has for the entire city of Cincinnati; and Dave Zelman of FRCH will be presenting the “Western Riverwalk & Ohio River Trail”, a vision for the growth of neighborhoods along the Ohio River to the west of the city.
We hope that you will join us for a casual, fun and informative discussion of the projects and concepts that are shaping the future of Cincinnati.
The plan is simple. From 530 PM-8 PM the following members of the 8th Street Design District have offered open houses: Greensource Cincinnati, Glaserworks, GBBN, KZF Design and Brandstetter Carroll. At 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm there will be a presentation hosted by one of the 8th Street Design District offices. The schedule and locations of the presentations is below.
Presentation Schedule for Friday, October 5th:
530-6: Free Time to tour and visit firms & offices
6-620: Presentation 1 @ Green Source\ Nern Ostendorf \ “ Complete Streets 101”
620-7: Free Time to tour and visit firms & offices
7-720: Presentation 2 @ Glaserworks\ Jeff Raser & Doug Hinger \ “Cincinnati’s New Form Based Code”
720 -8: Free Time to tour and visit firms & office
8-820: Presentation 3 @ GBBN \ Dave Zelman \ “The Western Riverwalk & Ohio River Trail”
Download the “City and Scale” Flyer
*Editors Note: Photo Attribution – Photo by Frank Pierson, used under a creative commons license
Want to know how to pick an architect out of a crowd? They are the ones looking up. Why exactly is that, you ask? Because architects know that what you see at street level is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the beauty of a building.
In an effort to stretch our necks and get everybody in the habit of looking up, we’ve come up with a little competition. A scavenger hunt for eight buildings, all of which are in Downtown Cincinnati, all of which we pass by, over and over, on our way to Reds games usually without taking the time to notice.
The rules are simple. Using the images and clues provided on the Scavenger Hunt Guide, find all eight buildings and take a photo of yourself in front of each one. Be sure to get enough of the building in the image so we can be sure you visited all of them. Send all eight images to ArchiNATI12@gmail.org BEFORE Friday, October 5th at 2:00 pm. All correct submissions will be entered into a drawing for one of three beautiful hand crafted tiles provided by Rookwood Pottery. Three winners will be decided, a grand prize and two second prizes. Winners will be notified by email and the prizes will be given out at the Live Make Launch event. No need to be present, just be sure to include your name, email address and phone number with your submission.
Although every building tells a story, these specific buildings are particularly noteworthy because of their significance to the architectural history of Cincinnati. Take the time to look up, and notice the craftsmanship and thought that went into the placement of every stone, brick or tile. Look up more often and I promise you’ll see something new each time!
Click this link to down load the ArchiNATI Scavenger Hunt Guide!
*Editors Note: Post by John Jaskiewicz, ArchiNATI Coordinator
The third and final tour in a series that ArchiNATI & OTR Living are offering is a tour of the Manley Residence. Like many homes in the area, the Manley Residence has overseen the rise, decline, and resurgence of the neighborhood in which it resides. The years were not kind and more than 20 years of vacancy opened the question of exactly what is worth preserving and what is not. Why and what we preserve (or conserve) was the topic of Michael McLaughlin’s 2006 Master’s of Architecture thesis. Michael used this house on Race to explore the unique relationships and design process that emerge when working with existing buildings. Now we can see the house as Michael studied it and compare it to the house as it is being finished today. The tour description is below:
This is the first single family home renovation project within the 3CDC development in Over the Rhine. The developer/builder, John Hueber Homes, has extensive experience building custom, LEED certified homes in greater Cincinnati. This project involves maintaining historical characteristics, adding modern conveniences, and is seeking LEED Gold certification. The balance of materials, budget and design is a complicated one, but will result in a wonderful new home. This home was under contract to a suburban Cincinnati couple who have had input into this renovation project from the beginning.
THE GATEWAY QUARTER | A Tour of the Manley Residence (Free)
Meets at the OTR Living & Sales Center at 1401 Vine Street, 45202
Tour limited to 20 reservations
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, OCT 6 | 12-1:30 PM
LIVE•MAKE Industrial Arts Center Cincinnati
In an era of economic uncertainty and high unemployment, our public discourse finds us searching for new and old models to embody. In order to build a sustainable economy, many look towards new trends in local manufacturing combined with an increased interest in urban living. The Brewery District in Over the Rhine is a neighborhood supportive of a sustainable economy, once home to many former breweries and manufacturers and a dense residential population.
The recent change in zoning to Urban Mix in the Brewery District allows light industry, residences, offices, and more to coexist once again. The LIVE•MAKE Industrial Arts Center Cincinnati competition seeks to leverage the potentials of the Urban Mix in the Brewery District. The competition is a collaboration between the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Over-the-Rhine Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation. LIVE•MAKE is an international architecture design competition for a 50,000 SF member-based workshop, light manufacturing studios, and housing in the Brewery District. The Urban Mix zoning ordinance in the Brewery District allows programs like light industrial or manufacturing to coexist on one site with residential use. It is a unique opportunity for designers to reimagine new life for industrial architecture, much of which sits vacant across the Midwest region.
The LIVE•MAKE Launch will be held on October 6th from 12-5pm at the Christian Moerlein Brewhouse in Over-the-Rhine as the official release of the competition. The Launch will also be the closing event for ArchiNATI, Cincinnati’s Architecture Festival.
The Launch is funded in part by a grant from The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation and the AIA Ohio Advocacy Award. Launch visitors will have the opportunity to tour pre-Prohibition Breweries, stepping into vaulted lagering cellars and walking through Cincinnati’s brewing history. Tours are free to the first 160 people to register in person at the Brewhouse and $20 after.
While waiting for the next tour to leave, you can enjoy some of Christian Moerlein Brewing Company’s finest lagers and ales and check out design and art exhibits on display, including a human height robot. Member based workshops and shared workspaces, such as TechShop and Cincinnati’s Hive13, are rising across the country.
The work of artists, designers, and engineers will highlight the potential users of the Industrial Arts Center in the LIVE•MAKE Competition. Light manufacturing and shared workspaces are poised to re-infiltrate the industrial architecture of the Brewery District, to create an environment that is great to work, play, live and make.
The LIVE•MAKE will be held at the Christian Moerlein Brewhouse, 1621 Moore St. Cincinnati, OH 45202. Registration is on a first come first serve basis at the Launch.
For Launch information please visit: https://www.facebook.com/LIVEMAKEIACCincinnati/events For competition details: www.iaccincinnati.com
image credits: map and flyer designed by Hatchback