USA House Project

This project uses the full scale purchase and development of real property as a mode of research.  A city-owned property in SouthWest Detroit was purchased from Wayne County for the full purchase price of $1,200.  Rather than treating the house as a physical object for formal investigation, this project considers the house as an opportunity to re-imagine the banal processes of real estate development.  The first object of design is not the form and structure of the house, but the form and structure of the processes that would enable the house to be re-constituted.  This project takes the form of iterative collaborative investigations,

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