THE STUDY: DETROIT

OVERVIEW:

Prince Concepts performed a study to prepare for a larger project. Prince Concepts has been intrigued by the traditional Quonset Hut - used by the American Military - for some time; the volume, space, lines, and simplicity endow the user of the space with peace and focus. Quonset Huts also provide a landscape with serenity, order, and mystery. The walls become the roof, then become the walls again. Simple. Prince Concepts built two Quonset Live/Work residences as studies to better understand how to make this traditionally utilitarian structure more dynamic and habitable. The study has passed the test. Prince Concepts moved onto a larger project, True North, using the Quonset Hut as a starting point.

design ARCHITECT:

N/A - Prince Concepts

SITE:

Grand River & Warren,

DETROIT

ARCHITECT of record:

studio Detroit

SCOPE:

5,000 SF SITE

1,500 SF BUILT

2 units 

TYPE:

New Construction.

RESIDENTIAL,RENTAL

experimental

PRESS:

CURBED

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Construction phase