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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
American
Title
Aronoff Center for Design and Art
Exterior
Exterior view of the 4th floor entrance
Work Type
architecture (object genre) ; universities (buildings)
Date
1988-1996 (creation)
Location
site: 5470 Aronoff, Aronoff Center for Design and Art, Ohio, United States (building(s))
Latitude: 39.1343937
Longitude:-84.5186329
Period
Deconstructivist
Description
Designed in 1988 by Peter Eisenman, the Aronoff Center is based on the chevron-shaped footprint left by the older DAAP buildings. Eisenman relied on computer-aided design (CAD) to conceptualize his plan and make it a reality. His main challenge was making sure the design he created, characterized by shifting levels and angles, would actually meet up in space. Lorenz & Williams architectural firm were key in adapting his design into reality. According to Eisenman, the Aronoff Building was specifically designed to “disrupt the physical sense of normalcy.” He did this by making the ceilings appear to rise and dive precariously and the walls to tilt. The building is also characterized by the concourse which expands, contracts, and bends as it extends for the length of the building. The exterior is clad in a synthetic material called EIFS which gives the building a sense of weightlessness.
Source
Photographer:Weston, Alice
Image:Photographed ca. 2003-2005
Rights
NO COPYRIGHT - UNITED STATES
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Weston_645.jpg
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