July 19, 2017
Detroit’s DuCharme Place pays homage to Mies’s Lafayette Park
DuCharme Place, a 185-unit apartment complex in Detroit, takes its design from elements of Mies van der Rohe’s historic Lafayette Park, across the way from the four-building complex. McIntosh Poris Architects’ Michael Poris, AIA, says the new lifestyle community “builds upon [Mies’s] vision” to create a relationship with nature. Brick, metal, and glass were used to recall the modernist palette. Bicyclists and walkers will have direct access to the Dequindre Cut Greenway, a recreation path that links the neighborhood to the Eastern Market and RiverWalk, Detroit’s riverfront park.