This project involved the addition to a 1960’s era international Style house, an anomaly in this typical suburban Columbus neighborhood. The existing house, a long white box that sits atop a steep, heavily wooded slope, consists of a first floor and a walk-out basement. The addition includes two kid’s bedrooms and two baths on the first level and an entertainment room on the lower level.
This renovation project addressed the issues of sustainability through recycling, the reinvention of two historic, but not historically significant, structures to align with the brand of the owner’s business, and the investigation of and references to the work of two artists through this project.
The Mound Street Office Building is a 10,000 sqf structure on a vacant lot in a transitional neighborhood of downtown Columbus. This project inserts a commercial use in a formerly residential block and responds to the established urban context with appropriate scale and building location.
Architect: Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design
Location: 439 East Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Project Area: 10,000 sqf
Photographs: Brad Feinknopf, Feinknopf Photography
A dilapidated, vacant, 60’s era manufacturing building on a one-acre block in an historic urban neighborhood was replaced with 35 townhouses in five buildings. The project responds to its urban context with separate buildings oriented perpendicular to the street, continuing the rhythm of the adjacent houses. This arrangement creates alternating garden courts and auto courts, separating vehicular and pedestrian access and bringing green spaces to the interior of the block.
This project involves the conversion of a four-story 19th Century commercial building on a tight urban lot to residential and commercial use and the replacement of a non-contributing single story adjacent structure with an infill building for residential use and parking. The conversion consists of 6 residential units (2 per floor) above a 3,000 sqf commercial office space while the new structure accommodates 5 residential units (2 per floor with a full floor penthouse unit) and parking at the first floor. An elevator and egress stairs are shared by both structures.