Hamilton Housing

The site for this project was in Hamilton, Ohio’s old warehouse district, specifically where a papermill had been, along the Great Miami River.  With such a vast commercial site, it was subdivided into eighteen parcels.  We were each asked to design an apartment complex of ten units.  All of them varied in size, with five two-bedrooms, three one-bedrooms, and two three bedrooms.  In this design, I wanted to create dynamic façade experience, as well as an individuality in each apartment with a visible delineation of spaces.  So, there are two designs for each plan-type, a lively discourse between the interior and exterior spaces, a paneling system to clearly define the break between public and private, and green roofs in even functional space.  Given the site’s location, I wanted to choose my materials with respect to the area.  So, the façade mainly brick, but a dark slate color rather than the traditional red, and the panels are matte black aluminum with triangles cut into them- much like paper mâché.

PROCESS WORK

Process 1
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Process 2

DRAWINGS

1st Floor Plan
2nd Floor Plan
3rd Floor Plan
4th Floor Plan
Sections
Elevations
Perspectives

MODEL PHOTOS

Human View
Human View
North Facade
NE Corner
East Facade
SE Corner
South Facade
West Facade
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