Evolutionary Community Build


Abstract (Summary)
In order for a piece of architecture to truly serve its community, to encompass the notion of community valuing, there needs to be a tightly interwoven identity connected to the purpose of the design. Once a community truly values the architecture, it will become fully utilized and its potential realized. This project will discover a process to develop a community-involved construction methodology, in the context of community design, construction, and management. The intent is to determine a level of involvement that the community can realistically participate in by developing a set of plans and objectives that could be performed with relative ease. The building will be constructed over time to accommodate the costs and immense size as well as other factors, including neighborhood demographics. In essence, the building will grow and mature to accommodate a changing culture that is perceived to take place in the community. In addition, there will need to be successful aesthetically designed solutions that the community can come to appreciate and value. The resulting building/program will be realized as a mixed-use building containing a grocery co-op that is built by the community for the community. The site will be located in the river basin of Cincinnati, in the famous Over-The-Rhine district.
Bibliographical Information:


School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:community over the rhine cincinnati grid sip evolution phase stage


Date of Publication:01/01/2008

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