February 11, 2016

Daughter of an Architect

As a daughter of an architect, you often wondered why other dads chose to pursue “boring jobs.” – As a daughter of an architect, a couple of your family’s vacations were planned solely to pick out Ikea furniture, which could only be picked out after the third day of browsing the store. – As a daughter of an architect, you have always used carpet samples for door mats. – As a daughter of an architect, your vacations were often interrupted by (or planned around) various famous buildings....
February 11, 2016

Cincinnati Police Move into New District 3 Headquarters in Westwood

Police officers on the city’s West Side officially have a new home as of Wednesday night
February 8, 2016

Secret donor’s $1M to fund major renovation at Cincinnati hospital

An anonymous donor has contributed another $1 million to Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati, this time to cover the cost of renovating half of the patient rooms for children with acute burns.
February 3, 2016

Finding Family at the Company Picnic

We did the normal picnic activities: played cornhole, swimming in the lake, took a cruise on the lake, ate delicious food— but these things were just observed with the eyes. What you could FEEL was the genuine love and care being exchanged between each other and their families. Engaging with each other, catching up and kids playing with the dog (not an iPad) these interactions both surprised and delighted me.
February 1, 2016

What Moves You? BOLD FUSION!

Last week, HYPE inspired young professionals during their 11th BOLD FUSION. This year’s slogan of Ready to Move forced all of us to get out of our seats and learn ballet, stretch our bodies with ergonomic bands and compete in a decathlon. It’s a beautiful thing to see 800+ attendees have their internal fire reignited.
January 30, 2016

Prefabrication I

The predictable conditions of the factory floor can increase quality, speed, and safety, and coordinated fabrication can decrease construction waste and cost. Check out SHoP architect’s Mulberry Street project and note the similarities between their prefabricated masonry panels and Gramazio & Kohler’s brickwork studies. In these conditions, I really see the potential for digital fabrication be a game changer.
January 28, 2016

Prefabrication II

This brick wall by Gramazio and Kohler is a great example of how a robotic arm can be used. A robot rotates each row of bricks a fractional amount to make the wall self supporting. An unreasonable task to ask of a human bricklayer, but with the robot it becomes practical. Digital fabrication can bring craftsmanship back to construction.
December 8, 2015

Xavier Healthovate

emersion DESIGN was honored to receive an invitation to participate in Xavier University’s inaugural Healthovate Summit, which gathered a diverse group of healthcare professionals for a day long discussion on innovation in healthcare.
November 8, 2015

It’s Not A Recreation Center

We at emersion DESIGN thank St. Monica Recreation Center for entering our lives and entrusting us with helping you advance your mission to advance society. We know this new gym is so much more than just a gym. It is a School, a Home, a Sanctuary, a Theater, and… is a Recreation space (and who knows, maybe even a barbershop).