Have you seen the deer?


ac + ep + mw / w5 / the ambiguous city


Detroit Collaborative Design Centre

The Detroit Collaborative Design Centre (DCDC) is a multi-disciplinary, nonprofit architecture and urban design firm at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture dedicated to creating sustainable spaces and communities through quality design and the collaborative process:


ac + ep + mw / w4 / detroit collaborative design centre


Kees Christiaanse on open cities and designing coexistence

“What works is that you carefully analyze what are the forces that produce urban activity, and then you create urban design structures that can function as breeding grounds.  For example, you make a kind of “print plate” on which the urban activity / buildings and amenities can grow, this is also more open ended…   

And it’s definitely so that we cannot do social engineering as architects…  We cannot change society, but we can definitely make structures that stimulate or de-stimulate a productive coexistence.”    Kees Christiaanse   (6:18 – 7:00)

ac + ep + mw / w4 / open cities


the ambiguous city

ac + ep + mw / w3 / mid-review: “the ambiguous city”