TRUE NORTH: DETROIT

ARCHITECT:

EC3: Edwin chan

 

SITE:

16TH & GRAND RIVER

 

TYPE:

RESIDENTIAL;

EXPERIMENTAL;

NEW CONSTRUCT

 

AWARDS:

2017 PROGRESSIVE

ARCHITECTURE AWARD:

ARCHITECT MAGAZINE

(FEB 2017 COVER)

 

PRESS:

SURFACE

AZURE MAGAZINE

ARCHPAPER

INHABITAT

TBDMAG

CURBED

 

PROJECT SITE:

TRUENORTHDETROIT.COM

STORY:

Prince Concepts has constructed nine Quonset Hut rental units in a quiet, spacious, and energetically charged portion of Detroit. Seven of the units are devoted Live/Work spaces; the community is also home to a Gallery, Studio, and apartment style hotel room. All units use the classic Quonset Hut as the structural base, but have incorporated architecture to elevate the standard form and function. The community is home to seven permanent residents, and also hosts out of town guests and creatives in the Gallery, Studio, and Hotel spaces. The residences were delivered mostly raw to provoke the creative inhabitants an opportunity to design the way they'd like their laboratory to function and feel. The project was built on land that was overgrown and garbage ridden since 1999.