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LAA Office 是位于印第安纳州哥伦布市的多学科设计工作室，它将哥伦布市中心的第六大道改造成一个蓬勃发展的艺术区，创造了一个可供休闲、社交聚会和各种活动的灵活空间。LAA Office与哥伦布地区艺术委员会合作，发起了一系列城市干预，包括由新兴工作室设计和策划的公共座椅、遮阳结构和公共艺术品。本项目名为第六大道艺术巷（6th Street Arts Alley），为城市提供了强烈的视觉识别，同时也创造了一个极具吸引力的空间，为社区成员提供多样化的享受。
LAA Office, a Columbus, Indiana-based multi-disciplinary design studio, has transformed 6th Street in downtown Columbus into a burgeoning arts district that provides a flexible space for relaxation, social gathering, and events. Working with the Columbus Area Arts Council, LAA Office initiated a series of urban interventions including public seating, a shade structure, and public artworks designed and/or curated by the emerging studio. Called 6th Street Arts Alley, the project provides a strong visual identity for the city while also creating an engaging space that community members can enjoy in a variety of ways.
▼鸟瞰 Aerial view
6th Street is home to a burgeoning arts and design scene with several community organizations, creative businesses, and studios concentrated within a one block radius. This urban activation project serves both to connect creative organizations to one another, as well as reinvigorate undervalued spaces between buildings in Columbus, a city that is historically known for its significant works of architecture, art, and landscape.
该项目以新兴设计实践对第六大道进行第二次干预。第一次干预“学习模式”(Learning Patterns)是一幅大型壁画，取材于2019年在第6大道411画廊展出的一件小型艺术作品。这幅黑白壁画对哥伦布克里奥·罗杰斯纪念图书馆中历史悠久的的桌子、书架和书桌进行了生动形象的描绘。2019年的壁画和相关展览引发了第六大道成为一个艺术型公共空间的想法。如今，随着艺术巷项目的势头走向顶峰，LAA Office有效地将公共空间和公共艺术相互整合，为城市化制定了新的策略，基于公共艺术在修复城市肌理方面的独特优势，开发了其专属的设计策略。
This project is the second intervention on 6th Street by the emerging design practice. The first, Learning Patterns, is a large-scale mural derived from a smaller artwork exhibited at the 411 Gallery on 6th Street in 2019. The black and white mural depicts playful, graphic interpretations of tables, book stacks, and desks that reinterpret historic drawings used for organizing furniture at the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library in Columbus. The 2019 mural and related exhibition triggered the idea that 6th Street could become a public space dedicated to the arts. Now with the culmination of the arts alley project, LAA Office has effectively synthesized public space and public art to make a new strategy for urbanization, developing a lexicon of design strategies based on the idea that public art is uniquely positioned to repair urban fabric.
在第六大道复兴的最新阶段，LAA Office在城市分散的各个部分引入了一大片公共空间，这些修补空间的边界就与其他分散部分产生了一种新的联系。公司的工作包括对10000平方英尺的街道的更新，协同学生和社区志愿者安装的大面积的地面壁画，以及对建筑Odd Fellows南立面的由艺术家Nick Abstract设计的壁画进行修复。由LAA Office设计的定制模块化家具套件，Anova Furnishings设计的可移动的花盆，以及创新的遮阳和照明天篷也是该项目的亮点，它们共同创造了一个存在于三个平面（地面、墙面和头顶）的整体设计。
In the most recent phase of the 6th Street revitalization, LAA Office introduced a swath of public space over fragmented parts of the city, so that the boundary of the patchwork produces a new bond between otherwise disconnected elements.The firm’s work includes 10,000 square feet of street improvements and the design of an extensive ground mural installed by LAA Office along with student and community volunteers, as well as the curation of a new mural on the south façade of the historic Odd Fellows building by artist Nick Abstract. A custom suite of modular furniture designed by LAA Office, moveable planters by Anova Furnishings, and an innovative shade and lighting canopy also accompany the project, creating a holistic design that exists on three planes: ground, vertical, and overhead.
▼LAA Office协同学生和社区志愿者安装的大面积的地面壁画 The ground mural installed by LAA Office along with student and community volunteers
“The idea of pulling apart three distinct planes (ground, vertical, and overhead) as canvases for artistic intervention is deeply related to our understanding of 6th Street as an outdoor room. The existing urban condition already creates an intimate space in the city. Our goal was to simply make those boundaries more explicit and vibrant through site-specific artworks,” says LAA Office Co-founder Daniel Luis Martinez.
▼三维平面 Three distinct planes
打个比方，蓝色、黄色、白色和灰色的几何沥青壁画与模块化座椅叠加在一起，在地面上拼凑出一个作品，连接起各个非营利组织和街头艺术项目，包括哥伦布地区艺术委员会(CAAC)、411画廊、巴塞洛缪社区基金会和哥伦布基金会。这幅壁画本身占据了哥伦布地区艺术委员会前的一个旧停车场，在街道上创造了一个可供社区聚集的小广场。带有粉末涂层的铝制长凳，涂上从哥伦布地区艺术委员会的标志中衍生出来的鲜艳的黄色、灰色和白色，为地面壁画的条纹塑造不同的颜色跨度。印第安纳波利斯艺术家Nick Abstract为历史悠久的Odd Fellows建筑设计的新壁画进一步强调了街道作为户外博物馆的想法。
For example, the geometric asphalt mural in bold shades of blue, yellow, white, and grey, overlaid with the modular seating creates a patchwork on the ground that links various nonprofit organizations and art programs along the street, including the Columbus Area Arts Council (CAAC), the 411 Gallery, Heritage Fund Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, and the Landmark Columbus Foundation. The mural itself occupies a former parking space in front of the CAAC offices, creating a small plaza on the street where the community can gather. The powder-coated aluminum benches, painted in vibrant shades of yellow, grey, and white are abstracted from the CAAC’s logo and add a different scale to the banded rhythm of the ground mural. The new mural for the historic Odd Fellows building by Indianapolis-based artist Nick Abstract further emphasizes the idea of the street as an outdoor museum.
▼模块化座椅 The modular seating
在2021年11月开始的项目第二阶段，LAA Office将安装定制设计的遮阳和照明篷，进一步向行人表明第六大道是一个致力于艺术的独特聚会空间。LAA Office的联合创始人Lulu Loquidis说：“包括第六大道在内，我们近期工作的一个核心概念，是发掘公共艺术的巨大潜力来修补城市的破损结构。我们相信，公共艺术本身有潜力通过为人们创造聚集的空间，或直接改变城市的物理特征，从而产生城市设计。我们将自己视为积极开拓小巷、停车场和街道的艺术家和设计师，这些重要的空间可以为城市的社会生活做出贡献。”
For the second phase of the project, beginning in November 2021, LAA Office will be developing the design of a custom shade and lighting canopy to further signal to pedestrians that 6th Street is a unique gathering space dedicated to the arts. Says LAA Office Co-founder Lulu Loquidis, “One central concept that has emerged in our recent work, including 6th Street, is the notion that public art has an enormous potential to mend the frayed urban fabric of cities. We believe that public art has the potential to generate urban design in and of itself by creating spaces for people to gather or by directly changing the physical characteristics of the city. We see ourselves as part of a generation of artists and designers who are actively reclaiming alleyways, parking lots, and streets as vital spaces that can contribute to the social life of the city.”
▼区位图 Site location
长凳：粉末涂层铝，由LAA办公室设计，由印度定制制造公司（Indian Custom Fabrication, Inc）制造。
资金和赞助者：Columbus Indiana Visitors Center, City of Columbus, Indiana Arts Commission Cultural District program, CREA & First Financial Bark, Heritage Fund – The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, IU Presidential Arts and Humanities Program, IU Center for Rural Engagement and ServeDesign Center, and by individual contributions from the community.
设计团队：Lulu Loquidis Martinez, PLA, ASLA (co-founder), Daniel Luis Martinez, NOMA (co-founder), Jess Novitski, Priscilla Rocha
Odd Fellows 壁画作者：Nick Abstract
Ground Mural: Tuff Coat Paint, Design by LAA Office, Installation by LAA Office + Student/Community Volunteers
Benches: Powder Coated Aluminum, Design by LAA Office, Fabrication by Indian Custom Fabrication, Inc.
Planters and Waste Receptacle: Anova Furnishings
Name: 6th Streets Arts Alley
Location: Columbus, Indiana
Type: Urban Activation
Size: 10,000 sf
Client: Columbus Area Arts Council
Funding & Supporters: Columbus Indiana Visitors Center, City of Columbus, Indiana Arts Commission Cultural District program, CREA & First Financial Bark, Heritage Fund – The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, IU Presidential Arts and Humanities Program, IU Center for Rural Engagement and ServeDesign Center, and by individual contributions from the community.
Design: LAA Office
Design Team: Lulu Loquidis Martinez, PLA, ASLA (co-founder), Daniel Luis Martinez, NOMA (co-founder), Jess Novitski, Priscilla Rocha
Odd Fellows Mural: Nick Abstract
Photography: Hadley Fruits
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