ABRONS + MILLER,
BORUM + WIGGER,
GRÄBNER + HANSEN,
MCCULLOUGH, KIT + KENNEDY
INNOVATIVE AND FUTURE ORIENTED HOUSING FOR DETROIT - "A CITY FOR ALL" The central topic and the common goal of the studio is to explore and to understand the systemic components in buildings and to understand their integral role in the process of architectural design. The integration of social and urban aspects as well as environmental and economic concerns make Housing an ideal architectural design challenge. In recent history more meaningful innovations and creative solutions have been produced in housing than in any other typology.
The desire to provide for a good living environment for all fosters innovation and therefore resembles the ultimate architectural challenge. The studio will contribute to the Detroit Design Excellence Expo in 2022.
Named “Detroit Design 139”, the biannual exposition concentrates on the 139 square miles of urban development, and primarily on housing within the city’s boundaries. It is the plan of the City of Detroit’s Planning and Development Department to implement this instrument of the Design Exposition to generate impulses for urban, social and economic development through new ideas and projects, especially in housing. Under the guiding theme of “A CITY FOR ALL”, the studio develops creative ideas and innovative concepts in order to demonstrate how housing can contribute to the social and economical restructuring process of the city, while contributing to the culture of design through excellent examples of housing.
ELLIE ABRONS + MEREDITH MILLER
CRAIG BORUM + CLAUDIA WIGGER
Chun-Li (Julie) Chen, Megan Clevenger, Amber Klinger
Yuanyuan Cui, Danielle Weitzman, Jasmine Wright
LARS GRÄBNER + CHRISTINA HANSEN
KIT MCCULLOUGH + MICK KENNEDY