Contemporary Arts Center
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center
for Contemporary Art
44 E. 6th Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

513 345 8400


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Architectural Abstractions II: Conceptual Models

Architects and designers use models to study and understand their designs in three dimensions. Models can be used to study form, construction techniques, build-ability, materiality, details, lighting, and more. They can be abstract or realistic and everything in between. Massing models are conceptual models that study overall arrangements of form in simplified ways.

In Abstraction II, participants will create conceptual massing models, gaining an understanding of how a two-dimensional drawing can be translated into three-dimensions. The architectural building blocks of lines, planes, and volumes will be presented and used as elements in the model constructions.

Architectural Abstractions includes a series of projects inspired by the 20th anniversary of the CAC building, as well as the design process and architectural work of Zaha Hadid. Led by Lauren Whitehurst, of Built Lab Architecture and Design, participants will create drawings, models, and collages to explore architectural concepts and ideas. Each month during the Co-Lab series will center on different abstract projects that will work in series and build upon one another. Join us for a unique, collaborative design-through-making experience on any or all of the dates.

Lauren Whitehurst is an architect and designer focused on teaching and practice. She is particularly interested in the continually evolving dialogue between the conceptual and professional realms of architecture and interior design. Her practice with design firms across the country has provided her with extensive experience in all phases of design from initial project conception through construction completion. This professional experience is contrasted with her time spent teaching design students at the University of Cincinnati at DAAP. Lauren's ongoing critical practice as a Co-founder of Built Lab allows her to explore her interests in design at the intersection of conceptual and real.

This free program is designed for participants of all ages and takes place on the third Saturday of each month from 2-4pm in the CAC's sixth floor studio space.

The Co-LAB program is generously supported by ArtsWave.

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Co-LAB: Architectural Abstractions II

Co-LAB: Architectural Abstractions II


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