This 300 unit mixed-use apartment building embodies the concepts of event, movement and framing by responding to the site conditions of downtown Columbus, Ohio.

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Architects: Valentine Catapano, Enio Dajko and Kevin Jones Jr.
University: The Ohio State University

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The facades of the building identify the types of apartments within and simultaneously provide ideal views. Each unit has a private balcony to better iterate this concept. The balconies of the courtyard units are rotated to allow for views of greenspaces, downtown Columbus and the waterfront. The units adjacent to the highway have been provided with private green spaces and soundproong to minimize noise pollution from trac directly beneath the building.

The north and south facades of exterior units are almost entirely glazed to maximize natural daylighting. An open outdoor space is the nal stage of the site, providing residents with a framed view of downtown Columbus directly across from the rivers.

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Valentine Catapano

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Valentine Catapano was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Architecture at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, in 2015. While there she also completed a psychology minor and studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain. Currently she is pursuing her Masters in Architecture at The Ohio State University. Enio Dajko and Kevin Jones Jr. both completed their undergraduate degrees in architecture at The Ohio State University and are currently pursuing their Masters there.

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