©2017 by Lu Zhang.

GREEN ZONE

Affordable Housing | Urban Development | Community in Detroit | Integrated Building System

    Green Zone addresses the context of the Detroit site near the University of Detroit Mercy in two ways: first, the design strategically deploys community green spaces and second, it encourages mixing demographics through unit type and location.
    By deploying walkups, fourplexes, and townhouses, the neighborhood is a mix of affordable housing options for students, young professionals, and families. the townhouse-plus-carriage house typology encourages, in particular, the mixing of student and family populations. The walkups are primarily one and two-bedroom units for couples or roommates.


HOUSING TYPE - WALK-UPS

HOUSING TYPE - TOWNHOMES

Site Elevation

Site Plan

Site Bird Eye View

Model Collection

Townhomes 

Fourplexes