Gravity

Creative Community Living in Columbus, Ohio

Text by Matthias Hollwich

Status  EXPECTED COMPLETION 2023

Location  COLUMBUS, OHIO

Client  KAUFMAN DEVELOPMENT

Size  395,000 SF

Scope  SD-CA

Executive Architect  NBBJ ARCHITECTS

Gravity, a new mixed-use development in Ohio, will be the new anchor for the neighborhood of Franklinton. The live-work-play series of buildings will become a catalyst for new development, given the site’s proximity to a burgeoning art community and its central location connecting the downtown neighborhoods.

HWKN was tapped to design a five-story coliving building that created efficiencies in layout and provided diversity in unit mix. The densification of the layouts increases the affordability for prospective residents and expands the target market, opening the building to students, singles, and people of all age groups. The units are designed to maximize the square footage, with smartly designed bedrooms that lend priority to the communal space, and allow residents to enjoy socializing, eating, and relaxing together, either inside or on the balcony.

The collaborative efforts of Gravity’s project team, including architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape designers, and public space consultants will create a truly one-of-a-kind community with flexible and vibrant living spaces and outdoor spaces.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Gravity was designed during Matthias Hollwich’s partnership at Hollwich Kushner Architecture DPC, where Matthias acted as principal and lead designer.

 

Images courtesy of NBBJ.