TRUE NORTH:

DETROIT

 

design ARCHITECT:

EC3: Edwin chan

 

ARCHITECT of record:

studio Detroit

 

SITE:

Grand River & Warren,

DETROIT

 

TYPE:

New Construction,

RESIDENTIAL

RENTAL

 

SCOPE:

25,117 SF SITE

10,000 SF BUILT

10 units

 

AWARDS:

2017 PROGRESSIVE

ARCHITECTURE AWARD:

ARCHITECT MAGAZINE

(FEB 2017 COVER)

 

Multi-family development

of the year, best of Design

awards, Architect's

newspaper, 2017. 

 

PRESS:

SURFACE

AZURE MAGAZINE

ARCHPAPER

INHABITAT

TBDMAG

CURBED

HOUR DETROIT

 

PROJECT SITE:

TRUENORTHDETROIT.COM

 

DETAILS:

True North is ten rental units in a quiet and spacious portion of Detroit; it is located just South/West of the Grand River and Warren intersection in the 48208 zip code of Detroit. Seven of the units are devoted Live/Work spaces; the community is also home to a Yoga Studio, and two apartment style hotel rooms. All units use the classic Quonset Hut as the structure, but have incorporated architecture to elevate the standard form and function. The project planted 35 trees. The material palette, beyond the Quonset Hut, are basic drywall, Fir Plywood, Polycarbonate, and Cement. The residences were delivered mostly raw to provoke the 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.