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Soft Civic​ Installation / Bryony Roberts Studio

© Hadley Fruits © Hadley Fruits © Hadley Fruits © Hadley Fruits + 30

  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Bryony Roberts Studio
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2019

Into the Hedge Temporary Landmark / SO-IL

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  • Architects Authors of this architecture project SO-IL
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    4500.0 ft2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2019

Allied Works' New Museum in Columbus is Designed for the History of The Future

This article was originally published by Autodesk's Redshift publication as "Design and History Join Forces at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum."

In the years before his death, the late Marine, astronaut, and US Senator John Glenn had a vision to create a place of gathering and remembrance for veterans of all conflicts. It would not be a traditional war memorial or military museum, but a place that would honor veterans and promote civic discourse, sharing stories of service through interactive exhibits, oral histories, images, and personal artifacts.

BO Bartlett Center / Olson Kundig

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Allied Works and OLIN Create a Museum for Both People and the City

Allied Works has, since their founding in 1994, become known for their portfolio of delicately balanced and civic-minded works. Their Clyfford Still Museum in Denver has in particular been recognized in numerous awards and publications - but may perhaps be overshadowed by their most recent built work.

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum, located in Columbus, Ohio elevates what might have been a staid and somber program into a public space with an urban outlook. The museum, composed of intersecting white concrete bands, opens onto a lustrous landscape (designed by OLIN) and connects the formerly neglected riverfront to the small city’s downtown.

The Challenges of Preserving a Small, Local - and Globally Famous - Design Legacy

On its outskirts, you'd be forgiven for assuming that Columbus, Indiana is a suburban American town like any other. But travel downtown and you're suddenly greeted with an unexpected variety of modern architecture. The small midwestern city has for the past half-century been a kind of laboratory for contemporary architecture, attracting designers as diverse as Kevin Roche and IM Pei. Children attend school in a building designed by Richard Meier, congregants attend services in a church designed by Eliel Saarinen.

Architecture: the Unsung Hero of Your Favorite Film

How does the built environment--whether fictitious or entirely founded in reality--impact how we experience and process film? From lesser-known indies to blockbuster movies, the ways in which architecture and the built environment inform everything from scene and setting, to dialogue and character development has far-reaching effects on the audience’s cinematic experience. Below, a roundup of everything from recent releases to classic cinephile favorites uncovers the myriad ways in which film utilizes architecture as a means of achieving a more authentic and all-encompassing form of storytelling.

Shepard Library / Moody Nolan

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Library  · 
Columbus, United States
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Moody Nolan
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    10000.0 ft2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

Northside Library / NBBJ

© Chuck Choi © Chuck Choi © Chuck Choi © Chuck Choi + 17

Library  · 
Columbus, United States
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project NBBJ
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    25000.0 ft2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

Welded Steel Wigwam by studio:indigenous Connects Past to Present at Exhibit Columbus

In this video, Spirit of Space visits Exhibit Columbus to see Wiikiaami, a parametrically designed structure by studio:indigenous. Beginning in 2016, Exhibit Columbus is an annual event which invites people to travel to the small, but architecturally fascinating Midwestern town of Columbus, Indiana. Free and open to the public through November 26th, Exhibit Columbus displays 18 unique, site-responsive architectural installations.

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The Exchange / Oyler Wu Collaborative

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Pavillion  · 
Columbus, United States
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Oyler Wu Collaborative
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

Should Airbnb Help Save This High-Tech Gem?

This article was originally published by The Architect's Newspaper as "Why Airbnb should help save an architectural icon."

If I had to guess, I would say that it has been forty years since Columbus, Indiana, was the hot topic of cocktail conversations at design-related get-togethers in New York City. In those days, it was the supercharged patronage of industrialist J. Irwin Miller and his relationships with designers like Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard that spurred a wave of innovative and provocative architecture in the small Midwestern town. Columbus, with a population of 45,000, has a Robert Venturi fire station, a John Johansen school, a park by Michael Van Valkenburgh, and several buildings by Eliel and Eero Saarinen, including the younger’s iconic Miller House.

6 Unique Long Weekend Travel Ideas for Architects

The "architectural pilgrimage" is much more than just everyday tourism. Studying and admiring a building through text and images often creates a hunger in architects, thanks to the space between the limitations of 2D representation and the true experience of the building. Seeing a building in person that one has long loved from a distance can become something of a spiritual experience, and architects often plan vacations around favorite or important spaces. But too often, architects become transfixed by a need to visit the same dozen European cities that have come to make up the traveling architect's bucket list.

The list here shares some sites that may not have made your list just yet. Although somewhat less well known than the canonical cities, the architecture of these six cities is sure to hold its ground against the world's best. The locations here make ideal long weekend trips (depending of course on where you are traveling from), although it never hurts to have more than a few days to really become immersed in a city. We have selected a few must-see buildings from each location, but each has even more to offer than what you see here—so don't be afraid to explore!

Wavelength Pictures’ Documentary Set to Revisit the Life and Work of Kevin Roche

About twenty years after the last documentary on Kevin Roche was released, London-based film company Wavelength Pictures will produce an updated look at the life and work of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect, with a section of the film focusing on his projects in ColumbusIndiana, reports local paper The Republic. Wavelength Pictures plans to come to Columbus in 2016, filming buildings that Roche designed and conducting interviews.

Columbus Museum of Art Expansion and Renovation / DesignGroup

© Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf + 20

Extension  · 
Columbus, United States
  • architects Authors of this architecture project DesignGroup
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2015

East Regional Chilled Water Plant / Leers Weinzapfel Associates

© Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf + 19

  • architects Authors of this architecture project Leers Weinzapfel Associates
  • Designer Authors of this architecture project text, Chien Hung-Yang, Juliet Chun, url,
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    23163.0 ft2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2014

NBBJ to Design $85 Million Livingston Ambulatory Center in Columbus

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has selected NBBJ to design their $85 million Livingston Ambulatory Center in Columbus, Ohio. The six-story, 200,000-square-foot center will serve more than 100,000 patients annually. It will feature modular and flexible units centered around shared employee workspaces. Construction will begin in February.

Allied Works Releases Design for Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus

Allied Works Architecture has released designs for the Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus. Set to complete by 2016, the billowing museum will be constructed on the banks of the Scioto River, directly across from downtown, as part of Scioto Peninsula’s 56-acre redevelopment masterplan. It will host a variety of galleries, education and interpretive spaces that will house exhibitions and artifacts that serve as a testimonial to the 250 years of military service of Ohio Veterans.

“The Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum is conceived as an architecture of two acts. The first is an act of landscape, where the surrounding parkland is cut, carved and lifted into the sky, creating a processional path to the sanctuary, a place of ceremony, celebration and reflection - a civic room for the city of Columbus,” explains Allied Works. Continue reading to learn more.

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