Check out these articles about Detroit and the Field Street House
Crain’s Detroit Business: Brooklyn couples uproot to pursue entrepreneurship in the D in this article by Amy Haimerl. Red Hook, a tiny speck on the Brooklyn waterfront, reads Detroit writ small to many people who have been to both places. Both have seen population loss. Both are no strangers to stories of crime — Red Hook was crowned the “crack capital of America” by Life magazine in the 1980s — and both struggle with issues of resurgence for some — but not all — parts of the community.
Curbed Detroit: Got $900? Here’s A Slightly Fire-Damaged Stone House is the title of the article that points out how, at $900 bucks, the cost of the house is nothing, it’s all in the renovations. Why bother? Because the exterior is just gorgeous and from what we can tell, it is almost all stone. A shell of a home in the Villages for $900, not bad.
Jennifer Bruni: alt space detroit & the new economy. Reg bought an abandoned 115-year-old house on Field Street on Detroit’s East Side for $800 (that’s not a typo), and is now in the process of fixing it up with the help of the local community, friends, and his husband (and another dear friend), Chris Hammett.
Rabbit Architecture: In his article “Impermanence Revisited” recent architecture graduate Andrew Davis believes that in architectural design there are few certainties. For architects, certainty breeds doctrine and doctrine is antithetical to a free process of creation. For many designers the only truth one needs to know is that form contains space over an indeterminate amount of time. This equation explains the essential role of an architect in solving issues of material culture.