The Courts are a 250 unit multigenerational housing project situated in Detroit’s Eastern Market, adjacent to the Dequindre Cut Greenway, along Dequindre Cut and St. Aubin Street.
The project proposes “Urban Rooms,” within its housing development. The rooms are a series of exterior courtyards, meant for the community and fostered by its residents. The Urban Balcony takes advantage of the Dequindre Cut’s corridor. The Urban Study creates a quiet area off of St. Aubin St and Division St. And the Urban Living Room acts as a central zone where chance encounters occur. A flexible framework for sharing resources is envisioned amongst a growing singles working class and student population.