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 Urban Basin Bicycle Club presents a bike tour focused on new developments in Cincinnati. Come join the group to see how our city has changed over the past couple of years. We will tour the areas around Washington Park, the new Casino, and the International Friendship Park. Ride will be about 1 hour long,leaving the Fountain at Smale Park at 6.30. Please see attached map for route.
Please join us for a great night of cycling!
THE URBAN BASIN BICYCLE CLUB | The New Cincinnati Ride (Free)
Meets at the Smale Park Step Fountain
TUESDAY, OCT 2 | 6:30-7:30 PM
*Editors Note: Post by Elizabeth Piller, ArchiNATI Coordinator
Celebrating Cincinnati’s architecture without a visit to the University of Cincinnati campus is like celebrating Oktoberfest without the chicken dance. With a fascinating mix of historic and contemporary buildings of several styles, UC is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful campuses in America. Recent buildings designed by architects Frank Gehry, Thom Mayne, Peter Eisenman and Michael Graves have sculpted the campus into a museum of contemporary architecture while preserving the historical heritage and tradition of one of the oldest campuses in Ohio.
Join UC Professor & architect Alexander Christoforidis for an exploration of UC’s campus and see how it has transformed over the past decade while embracing it’s past. The tour is free to all, so bring a friend!
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI CAMPUS ARCHITECTURE TOUR (Free)
Led by UC Professor & architect Alexander Christoforidis, AIA, AICP
Meets at the UC University Pavilion
THURSDAY, OCT 4 | 12-1:30 PM
*Editors Notes: Post by John Jaskiewicz, ArchiNATI Coordinator; photo licensed under a creative commons license
The second tour in a series of three that ArchiNATI & OTR Living are offering is a tour of The Bakery Lofts. The lofts are the newest of the projects and are still under construction. We’ve all seen studs before but to see construction taking place inside of a historic structure reveals the way the space is adapted to meet the new needs of the project. The description of the Bakery Lofts from OTR Living:
One of the new projects underway now, Bakery Lofts is a beautifully adapted and restored historic building with a range of units from 1-3 bedrooms. The units stress convenience and grace in layout,ample storage, openness and energy efficiency. The design incorporates both modern and traditional elements within a well-restored historic building. Conveniently located just a block from Washington Park, Music Hall and the new School for Creative and Performing Arts.
The tour will be followed by a happy hour at Neon’s Unplugged. Participants on the Bakery Lofts tour will be given a card for a beer of choice at Neon’s. The grill will be going and it’s looking to be an excellent fall day. We hope that you can join us!
THE GATEWAY QUARTER | A Tour of the Bakery Lofts (Free)
Meets at the OTR Living & Sales Center at 1401 Vine Street, 45202
Tour limited to 20 reservations
Please RSVP to email@example.com
THURSDAY, OCT 4 | 5-6:30 PM
COCKTAILS AT NEONS UNPLUGGED FOLLOWING TOUR
The Cincinnati Ballet understands balance. This understanding lends a sense of appropriateness to the company’s selection and reuse of an existing structure to house their offices and studios. How do you combine old spaces and new programs without compromising the integrity of either one? Very carefully, just like a ballet. The behind the scenes tour of the Cincinnati Ballet presents two stories simultaneously. As the tour winds through the new additions and old spaces of a former brewery the group explores the daily inner workings of a ballet company from studio rehearsal to costume shop.
CINCINNATI BALLET TOUR | Behind the Scenes Tour (Free)
The Cincinnati Ballet, 1555 Central Parkway, 45214
WEDNESDAY, OCT 3 | 12-1 PM