‘Afterhouse’ featured in The University Record

‘Afterhouse’ featured in The University Record

Afterhouse, a project by Associate Professor Steven Mankouche, artist Abigail Murray and Archolab with Lecturer Jono Sturt, was featured in The University Record, the official source for news at the University of Michigan. The recent feature was just the latest in a series of highlights for Afterhouse which aims to repurpose a burned-out house as a “semi-subterranean, passive geothermal greenhouse” that will serve a neighborhood in Detroit. 

Afterhouse recently won a 2014 Architect magazine R&D award. A juror for the R&D award explained the project stood out for its, “potential to inject architecture with intelligence, upgrade longstanding manufacturing and construction methods, and overhaul entire streetscapes and cities. They weren’t only about making things, they were also about solving human-scale problems.”

Mankouche was quoted in the recent University Record feature saying, “They [residents] see people fixing up houses, painting, but nobody here builds something new. I think it shows a certain investment, a commitment to the place.” Read the complete article on The University Record website.

Taubman College students who participated on the project include: Travis Williams (B.S.’15), Chance Heath (M.Arch.’15), Edward Sachs (B.S.’15), Joseph Danelko (M.Arch.’15), and Daniel Sebaldt (M.Arch.’15). For a complete list of project credits visit the Afterhouse award article on Archinect.