7th @ Broadway
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The design solution for 7th at Broadway responds to the unique constraints of the site while taking advantage of its urban context. Using the existing 8-story garage as the “foundation” for the overbuild, the building hovers above neighboring rooftops, providing residents exceptional views of downtown Cincinnati and the River Valley. A modern design approach to architectural forms enlivens the building’s exterior and dematerializes its urban edge. Bay windows with floor to ceiling glass extend the living spaces beyond the walls. Organized in a regular pattern, these bays speak to a domestic scale contained within a larger formal expression that extends both above the roofline and in front of the garage below, pulling the eye from ground to sky. This pattern repeats itself across the façade until it culminates at the building’s northeast corner with a set of overlapping bays and balconies. The building offers a diverse mix of unit types including studios, one bedrooms, one bedroom dens, two bedrooms, and two bedroom penthouses. The units range in size from 630 sf to 1700 sf. Although relatively compact in size, these units “live large” using large areas of glass and ten foot ceilings to make the interiors feel open and spacious.