CULTURAL

Kollel Yad
Chaim Mordechai

The building takes its formal cues and scale from the residential neighborhood in which it lives. —Always By Design

Sited in suburban University Heights, the building appropriately takes its formal cues and scale from the neighboring residential architecture. Pure and simple in form, the building reflects the Kollel’s straightforward program: an open core study space, social hall, and sanctuary.
—Always By Design

Sited in suburban University Heights, the building appropriately takes its formal cues and scale from the neighboring residential architecture. Pure and simple in form, the building reflects the Kollel’s straightforward program: an open core study space, social hall, and sanctuary.
—Always By Design

Sited in suburban University Heights, the building appropriately takes its formal cues and scale from the neighboring residential architecture. Pure and simple in form, the building reflects the Kollel’s straightforward program: an open core study space, social hall and sanctuary.
—Always By Design

Sited in suburban University Heights, the building appropriately takes its formal cues and scale from the neighboring residential architecture. Pure and simple in form, the building reflects the Kollel’s straightforward program: an open core study space, social hall, and sanctuary.
—Always By Design

2_Context

The Kollel is a new center specifically devoted to the study of the Torah. Embedded in an orthodox neighborhood, residents primarily walk to the center daily, renewing a local synergy of both study and community. The building gracefully follows a rhythm of calendar and seasons, where the Kollel’s presence is most powerful in liminal periods. Dusk and dawn mark the beginning and end of day, and the architecture takes on a distinct beauty in those hours.

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Pure and simple in form, the building reflects the Kollel’s straightforward program: an open core study space, social hall and sanctuary.

3_NE Corner Evening

The building takes its formal cues and scale from the neighboring residential architecture. Pure and simple in form, the building reflects the Kollel’s straightforward program: an open core study space, social hall, and sanctuary. A masonry exterior alludes to traditional temple architecture while exuding a clean modern aesthetic.

CLIENT

Kollel Yad Chaim Mordechai

LOCATION

University Heights, OH

SIZE

9,450 SF

FIRM ROLE

Architecture

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