CANINE TO FIVE DOGGY DAY CARE
The façade design for Canine to Five stems from an analysis of financial, technical and programmatic constraints. In order to maximize the impact of a matching facade-improvement grant from Midtown Detroit Inc., the design employs a relatively low cost and environmentally friendly fiber cement rainscreen which stops water infiltration, updates appearances, and serves as a canvas for advertising.
Integrated lighting provides illumination in the absence of working street lights. A fresh color scheme and new signage create a clean and bright statement of vibrancy, helping to transform a blighted area.
Client/Owner: Canine to Five Doggy Day Care
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Building Type: Facade Renovation
Photography: David Lewinski
Awards: 2014 Detroit Home Design Awards - Best Commercial Architecture