CANINE TO FIVE DOGGY DAY CARE

FACADE RENOVATION

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.

 

PROJECT INFO

Client/Owner: Canine to Five Doggy Day Care
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Building Type: Facade Renovation
Completed: 2011
Photography: David Lewinski
Awards2014 Detroit Home Design Awards - Best Commercial Architecture
Services: Architecture