emerging artist incubator
Sited adjacent to Peterboro and Cass, our housing project seeks to pull the interactions of the street (inspired by our frontier studies of Cuba) back into the site and into the vertical housing towers. The diagrams show the process we took in developing the form of our building in relation to the site. In close proximity to Cass Corridor, famous for its history of art in Detroit, the building addresses housing for young emerging artists entering the workforce in Detroit.
The building invests in public space via “sky alleys” interspersed between a mixture of studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units. These public “sky alleys” are available for live-work programs where artists and young workers may participate in. The live-work programming is combined with the hostel units on Peterboro, giving visitors access to the artwork produced within the community and providing consumers retail on the ground floor.