The Palisades of Mount Adams

The Palisades of Mount Adams is an upscale sub-urban condominium building offering seven distinct plans for the ten units. The units vary in size from 2700 to 3900 square feet and offer dramatic views of the Cincinnati skyline and the riverfront.

The design seeks to re-establish the urban edge in an unapologetically modern idiom. Terracing down the slope in three independent levels, the base houses parking for twenty-four cars while lifting the units above the street for added privacy. Using the necessary economies of a similar floor plate, the units are differentiated in plan, responding to the varied views and site conditions. The curtain wall is further manipulated, creating a variation of interior and exterior spaces. High performance laminated glazing and acoustic insulation mitigate traffic noise.

Awards

  • Honor Award, 2010 AIA Cincinnati Design Awards
  • Honor Award, 2011 AIA Cincinnati CRAN Awards

Publications

  • Cincinnati Magazine, February 2011
  • Design Bureau, November/December 2011
Photography: Hal Barkan