Detroit Design 139

Adaptive Reuse

Signal Return

Eastern Market Letterpress Studio and Gallery

A space where creativity and community meet.

Project Details

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  • Location: Eastern Market
  • Project Size: 2,800 SQ FT
  • Completion Date: December 2011
  • Client: Signal Return
  • M1DTW + PLY Architecture
  • Workshop, Retail

Manufacturing Space Turned Workshop

A former manufacturing space was adapted to an arts workshop, gallery, and store. The steel was painted yellow, while other surfaces were left alone. The design is open, inviting, and interactive. Since opening in late 2011, it has transformed its Eastern Market street with a range of activities and collaborations with other cultural organizations.