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Raffi Tomassian, AIA

Raffi Tomassian, AIA

Cincinnati, OH, US

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East side view
East side view
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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Northern Ave. Parking Garage

1450 vehicle, 6 tier, open deck structured parking garage clad in about an acre of stainless steel mesh.  A combination of flat scrim and an undulating interlocking sine wave pattern.

A weave pattern emerges as undulating ribbons of stainless steel mesh which run horizontally and vertically with a 3′ deep amplitude, intersecting at each crossing.  To further erode regularity, the weave pattern transitions to flat scrim along parts of the facades.  The material changes its opacity depending on the viewing angle, and alternatively shimmers or fades to dull gray depending on the light conditions.

 
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Status: Built
Location: Cincinnati, OH, US
My Role: Lead Designer
Additional Credits: Design team (DNK Architects):
David Kirk, AIA – Principal in charge
Ralph Wolfe, AIA – Project manager
Raffi Tomassian – Lead designer/Project architect
Aaron Spetz – Project architect
Craig Hinrichs, AIA – architect
Adwoa Dufour – Arch Intern
Matt Latham – Lanscape Architect
THP – Structural engineers
Dynamix – MEP Engineers

 
North side at night
North side at night
South Side with adjacent clinical building
South Side with adjacent clinical building
Detail of weave
Detail of weave
Design board
Design board

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