EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation

Afterhouse (2013)

Project Details

Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Project - Summer, 2013

Authors: Steven Mankouche, Abigail Murray, Edward Sach, Matthew Schulte, Jono Sturt, & Travis Williams, University of Michigan

Summary

This project evaluated the feasibility of reusing abandoned property in Detroit. Afterhouse looked at the reuse of a specific abandoned structure on 3347 Burnside. A group of students, artists, architects, and faculty from University of Michigan's Taubman College deconstructed the house in order to reuse the house's foundation for a semi subterranean geothermal greenhouse. This prototype serves as a model to be replicated in order to increase the city's economic viability.

Author

Steven MankoucheSteven Mankouche, University of Michigan

Steven Mankouche is a registered architect and an Associate Professor of Architecture at University of Michigan's Taubman College. He teaches architectural fabrication, construction as well as graduate and undergraduate design studios.


Abandonment, Revitalization, and Development