Urban Exploration

360 Camera Test Drive by Keren Kabo

So we eagerly cracked open our newest office toy, err... tool- the Ricoh Theta S 360 camera.  After playing around with it in the office, we were finally ready to test it out documenting one of our latest projects- the Stafford Project.

Here are some of the best shots (click on the image to view full screen on their website):

The tripod opens up some interesting opportunities for exploring the building- like this pigeon's eye view.

The tripod opens up some interesting opportunities for exploring the building- like this pigeon's eye view.

It extends almost 5 feet to allow you to poke around spaces we normally can't document. 

It's also just a lot of fun and creates some great views.

It's also just a lot of fun and creates some great views.

The Inventor's Loft - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA
Accidental Camera Obscura - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA
As well as some weird signals, possibly from another dimension....

As well as some weird signals, possibly from another dimension....

And the editing app can create some cool images directly from your phone.

And the editing app can create some cool images directly from your phone.

Definitely gonna spend some time exploring the possibilities this camera has for architecture.. And for fun!...

Urban Spelunking by Keren Kabo

Just when you think you know whats under your feet, you come across one of these:

Cincinnati has a long history of beer brewing, and one of our latest projects owns a unique piece of that history. The building at 1826 Race street was originally owned by Benjamin Weik, who used the sub-basement to store beer he brewed at his other facilities. Named 'Lafayette Hall', the 4th floor of the building was originally an event center. 

Over the Rhine is full of such sub-basements, used for similar storage and for lagering of beer. More info about OTR's brewing history can be found at the following links:

OTR Brewing District

Lafayette Hall