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JASON MACARLINO

JASON MACARLINO

New York, NY, US

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Mixed Use Development Detroit

“Renters are more than three times as likely to suffer from a housing problem as are homeowners.”

In a response to the on-going issue with housing affordability, the cost-effective mixed-use development reclaims three empty lots on a prominent corner near Detroit’s Corktown. Pre-engineered structures and a palette of industrial finishes reflects Detroit’s past car industry, while paving the way forward by creating affordable housing at a higher density. 

To the corner site at Michigan Avenue and Golderner Street, a pair of commercial spaces face the busier Michigan Avenue. It’s solid concrete walls act as a foundation for the six apartments above. On Golderner Street, a pair of duplex blocks are scaled to fit into the existing fabric of one-family houses connected with a suspended walkway and communal garden underneath.  

 
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Status: Under Construction
Location: Detroit, MI, US
My Role: Designer
Additional Credits: Lynch Eisinger Design Architects