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Brewer’s Gate in Columbus, Ohio by Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design

May 22nd, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal

A dilapidated, vacant, 60’s era manufacturing building on a one-acre block in an historic urban neighborhood was replaced with 35 townhouses in five buildings.  The project responds to its urban context with separate buildings oriented perpendicular to the street, continuing the rhythm of the adjacent houses.  This arrangement creates alternating garden courts and auto courts, separating vehicular and pedestrian access and bringing green spaces to the interior of the block.

Exterior street view looking southeast

  • Architects: Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design
  • Project: Brewer’s Gate
  • Location: 1008 S. Front, Columbus, OH 43206
  • Client’s Name:  Columbus Jack LLC, Larry Schottenstein
  • Completion Date:  2007
  • Photographer:  Brad Feinknopf, Feinknopf Photography

Exterior street view looking east

The exterior materials strengthen the project’s contextual relationship with the neighborhood in this regulated historic district while creating a contemporary architectural identity.  The internal facades are primarily composed of brick, while the street façades combine a brick base with a large, flat stucco wall and an extension of the standing seam metal roof onto the wall.  The tall, extended roof dormers create an irregular rhythm along the roof line and provide expansive views from third floor bedrooms.

Exterior courtyard view

The configuration of the buildings on the site achieves the density required by the owner with the amenities of shared gardens and easy access to the unit’s garages and entries.  The kinked shape of the buildings allows each to establish a perpendicular relationship with both the street and rear alley, which are splayed, and creates dynamic views from the garden and auto courts and from the townhouses themselves.

Exterior courtyard townhouse facade

The result is the reclamation of a blighted urban block with the introduction of an appropriately dense combination of townhouses and green spaces as a contribution to an improving neighborhood.

Exterior courtyard view

Exterior night courtyard view

Exterior view looking north

Interior stairwell view

Exterior ally veiw looking northwest

Floor Plans

Building sections

Site Plan

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