Christian Hurttienne Architects

Christian Hurttienne Architects

Detroit, MI


North Corktown Houses

Christian Hurttienne Architects has designed and will be constructing single-family infill houses in Detroit's North Corktown neighborhood. The four custom houses are set to begin construction in late 2017. 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. CH 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.

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Status: Under Construction
Location: Detroit, MI
Firm Role: Architect, Contractor, Developer