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 IV: Unfolded Drawings

Architects and designers draw buildings in two-dimensions and three-dimensions. Both types of drawings help to visualize or understand space before construction. These drawings can also be created to explain or illustrate the sizes and design intentions of spaces, objects, or buildings.

In Abstraction IV, visitors will create figure-ground plans and elevations of conceptual massing models. These drawings will be measured representations of the models and provide a fundamental understanding of plan and elevation relationships. Depth of field and spatial understanding will also be explored.

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.

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Co-LAB: Architectural Abstractions IV

Co-LAB: Architectural Abstractions IV


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