Located in the Old West Side historic district, this proposal attempts to connect to surrounding buildings without imitation. Instead, vernacular materials and massing subdue the exterior, while edible landscaping recreates historic customs. Sustainability, 100 years of advancements in the field of architecture, and the reality of modern-day usage were not negotiated.
location: Ann Arbor, MI
historic commission vote: 6 to 0
date of rejection: 4/9/2015