This micro-sized mixed-use project is a courtyard building for the low density landscape of Detroit. Around the central void are spaces for entry, work, and cooking. A small suite upstairs includes bedroom and bathroom.
It is a demonstration that contemporary workspaces offer a positive, small-scale infill opportunity for Detroit’s “20 Minute Neighborhoods.”
The courtyard acts as a multipurpose space that provides an extra room when needed.
The tower addresses Gratiot, a nearby thoroughfare. The form and detailing of the structure gives a nod to the Art Deco Goeschel Building a few blocks away.
Utilizing the courtyard and a system of unique light scoops, the interior benefits from generous indirect illumination.