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Detroit Architecture

Our Architecture, Ourselves: Building a Future in Detroit

Nancy Kotting | Posted 05.07.2015 | Detroit
Nancy Kotting

This is what makes Detroit such a powerful place: We don't allow our architecture to lie about who and what we are, where we have been nor the mistakes we have made. We let our historic architecture tell the truth. We have been through some nasty times, now take a seat and let me tell you a story.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

What America's Strangest Parking Garage Means For The Future Of Detroit

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.05.2014 | HuffPost Home

An inventor's workshop. A movie palace. A rock club. A car park. A skate park. The backdrop for Eminem videos. Now it's one of America's strangest ...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

A Stunning Look At Detroit's Abandoned Past

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.18.2013 | HuffPost Home

In Detroit, you can still wander past houses built in the 1800s and towering buildings from the masters of 20th century design. Though the city's arch...

LOOK: Palatial Pewabic Touches In Green Acres

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 07.02.2013 | Detroit

In a city boasting Detroit's gorgeous historic architecture, even an avowed Modernist couldn't be faulted for wanting a home with more classic touches...

Architectural Triage And The Hotel Charlevoix

Detroit Free Press | Posted 07.09.2013 | Detroit

The latest architectural death sentence was handed out in Detroit this week, as a demolition permit was issued for the historic -- but blighted -- Hot...

Crumbling, Historic Building Set To Be Demolished

Detroit News | Posted 05.07.2013 | Detroit

Detroit -- A permit has been issued to demolish the former Hotel Charlevoix, where falling bricks last year tore through the roof of a parked Chrysler...

That Was Then..

Posted 05.03.2013 | Detroit

Wayne State's campus just got a bit more full of beauty. On Wednesday, the Detroit university rededicated the McGregor Memorial Conference Center Refl...

It's An Important Day In The History Of The DIA

Posted 04.29.2013 | Detroit

The first foundation for one of our city's most elegant and graceful ladies was laid 89 years ago today. The cornerstone of the Detroit Institute o...

World's Largest Masonic Temple Runs Into Trouble

Posted 04.26.2013 | Detroit

UPDATE: 5:55 p.m. -- The Detroit News reports that the Masonic Temple Association entered into a deal with the Wayne County Treasurer's Office to sett...

Take Note, Matty Moroun: 10 Incredibly Repurposed Train Stations

Flavorwire | Posted 04.15.2013 | Detroit

The heyday of railway travel may have passed, but the nostalgic allure of architecturally striking infrastructure has ensured that it’s not the end ...

Look Inside A Home Designed By Famed Modern Architect

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.08.2013 | Detroit

This week, in homes we'd like to have.. .. A co-op designed by Mies van der Rohe, which recently went on the market in the Lafayette Park, a neighb...

Inside Out in Detroit

Nancy Kotting | Posted 06.02.2013 | Detroit
Nancy Kotting

This view from my pew in its totality constituted the very juxtaposition which I had sought for years to put into words for all those inquiring minds from locales beyond Detroit who inevitably asked me: Why Detroit?

Quirky New Development Planned For Detroit

Posted 11.16.2012 | Detroit

A local firm is proving Detroit development can get way wackier than Dan Gilbert's garish interior design scheme at the the Chase Tower. Three Squared...

Imaging Detroit -- Pop Up Agora And Media Festival

Jayna Zweiman | Posted 11.21.2012 | Detroit
Jayna Zweiman

Detroit is a tricky place. And its image -- coupling lament and fetishism -- often precedes it. If the city's image precedes it, why not engage the image toward the production of a new urban imaginary? Imaging Detroit is doing just that.

Best And Worst Of Detroit Design: Send Us Your Picks

Posted 09.19.2012 | Detroit

The Detroit Creative Corridor Center will spearhead a massive effort exploring the cutting edge of Detroit art, architecture and design at this year's...

Ashley Woods

Detroit's Parking-Expectant Culture: Shattering The Myths About Downtown Parking

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 08.28.2012 | Detroit

In downtown Detroit, the battle between parking and preservation usually tips in favor of those with the deepest pockets. The Madison-Lenox Hotel is n...

Historic Building Could Be Razed To Make Room For Parking Structure

Posted 08.24.2012 | Detroit

A Canadian businessman's plan to demolish a historic building in downtown Detroit, making way for another parking structure, has left a bad taste in t...

LOOK: Memories Of Mumford

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.25.2012 | Detroit

As plans continue on a new $52 million new building set to open in fall, crews ramped up the nine-week demolition of Samuel C. Mumford High School in ...

Detroit Whales' Fate: To Fade Away

Crain's Detroit Business | Posted 07.23.2012 | Detroit

There may be no saving Detroit's whales. When the iconic blue humpback whale mural on downtown's Broderick Tower -- now covered by a banner for Ver...

The Man Who Made Detroit Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.13.2012 | Detroit

While walking around downtown Detroit, take a closer look at some of our historic buildings. You'll likely catch a glimpse of the work of one of the c...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Look: The Iconic Designs Of Modernist George Nelson

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.14.2012 | Detroit

The (certainly small) Detroit-area group of architecture and design enthusiasts will be jumping at the bit to check out the work of an often-overlooke...

The Art Of Manufacturing At MOCAD

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.11.2012 | Detroit

Detroit might be the only place this summer where you can ruminate on factory design of the past and see a homemade maple syrup collection system -- a...

LOOK: Broderick Tower Debuts Pricey Apartments, And They're Going Fast

Posted 04.05.2012 | Detroit

If you were looking to rent one of the Broderick Tower's new $5,000, three-story penthouses, sorry -- you're too late. While the swankiest spaces h...

'Reuse' Ideas For Michigan Central Station From Other Cities

AP | CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 03.18.2012 | Detroit

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- When Mary Lynne and Dan Kautz chose a place to hold their wedding reception, they didn't book a grand ballroom in some pricey hotel o...

Detroit 'Ruin Porn' Goes Commercial -- In a Swatch

Helene Bienvenu | Posted 02.19.2012 | Detroit
Helene Bienvenu

There it is... mounted in the watch, the famous old Cass Tech melted clock! So, is "ruin porn" hitting the market now? Will we soon see mugs, key chains and the likes, with the Packard or the Fisher body plants on them?