massing process diagram

massing process diagram

site context plan - midtown detroit

site context plan - midtown detroit

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.

year: 2015
location : Detroit, MI
program : Apartment Tower, Hostel & Commercial
team : Brooke Dexter, Daniel Fougere & Alex Hengstebeck
advisor : Joel Schmidt & Elizabeth Skrisson
acknowledgements : University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning


axonometric building section

axonometric building section