Christian Hurttienne Architects has designed and will be constructing single-family infill houses in Detroit's North Corktown neighborhood. The custom houses are set to begin construction in 2018. Each home will have a slightly different style of modern residential design composed of rectilinear masses featuring exteriors of corrugated metal, large glass expanses, flat roofs, fiber cement, and charred wood.
The homes will be built on vacant lots purchased through the Detroit Land Bank Authority. Christian Hurttienne Architects has been working since 2015 with the DLBA to develop a process to transfer vacant parcels to dedicated homeowners looking to build owner-occupied single-family homes. The project seeks to benefit homeowners by providing a unique housing product in growing neighborhoods while establishing home values, thus creating a medium for the City of Detroit to rebuild its housing stock.
Location: Detroit, MI
Area: 1,000-2,000 SF/home
Phase: Design Development
CIvil: Engineering Services, Inc.
Structural: LM Engineering
General Contractor: Christian Hurttienne Construction