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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Edwin Chan/EC3, True North homes in Detroit (Michigan)

Three kilometers from downtown Detroit is a community of nine semicylindrical cottages. The absence of physical limits around the community defines a much more open relationship with the neighborhood at large. Privacy takes on new meaning. Designed by the Californian firm EC3, the light constructions with semicircular metal structures interact through green plots and terraces in front of entrances. The half-cylinders are wrapped with corrugated metal sheets, while their ends are sealed with steel-framed polycarbonate panels. Combined with underfloor heating, this facade solution helps to make the dwellings comfortable without having to consume much energy. The arched interiors are clad with insulated wooden panels, and an ‘island’ in the middle contains the wet areas (bathroom and kitchen) and a mechanized storage system.
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