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Vicky Chan

Chris Chang, Alex Mailloux, Shannon Strickland, Tony Lee, Yan L. Huang (Structural Engineer)

http://www.aoarchitect.us

175 Varick Street, New York, New York, United States of America
Vicky Chan is a founder of Avoid Obvious Architects based in New York. We are a group of young architects trying to do something new and improve the ways we live, work and play.

Smart City in Detroit


A building complex that mixes agricultural, residential, industrial and commercial programs

Smart City in Detroit


A building complex that mixes agricultural, residential, industrial and commercial programs
The future of architecture is about reclaiming old businesses that were lost in globalization and creating new local establishment to allow for sustainable growth.

Many city like Detroit fails and bankrupts due to the fact that it has a single source of income. When automobile industries lost their prime time, Detroit lost its competitiveness and its entire quality of life. It is the problem of big cities outsourcing specific jobs to other cities or countries during the process of globalization.
Smart City is a Detroit’s mixed use project that combines agricultural, industrial, residential and commercial spaces. Small businesses are doing new innovation to revive bankrupted Detroit. Among these entrepreneurs, we can find farmers, tech start-ups, artists, chief and developers. The aim is to collect these small local businesses and revive the brand of Detroit with one iconic architecture. The landmark building will not only define the skyline of Detroit, it will also become a milestone of how future mixed use building should be planned.


Smart City in Detroit


A building complex that mixes agricultural, residential, industrial and commercial programs

Smart City in Detroit


A building complex that mixes agricultural, residential, industrial and commercial programs
The future of architecture is about reclaiming old businesses that were lost in globalization and creating new local establishment to allow for sustainable growth.

Many city like Detroit fails and bankrupts due to the fact that it has a single source of income. When automobile industries lost their prime time, Detroit lost its competitiveness and its entire quality of life. It is the problem of big cities outsourcing specific jobs to other cities or countries during the process of globalization.
Smart City is a Detroit’s mixed use project that combines agricultural, industrial, residential and commercial spaces. Small businesses are doing new innovation to revive bankrupted Detroit. Among these entrepreneurs, we can find farmers, tech start-ups, artists, chief and developers. The aim is to collect these small local businesses and revive the brand of Detroit with one iconic architecture. The landmark building will not only define the skyline of Detroit, it will also become a milestone of how future mixed use building should be planned.



Idea by

Vicky Chan
Chris Chang, Alex Mailloux, Shannon Strickland, Tony Lee, Yan L. Huang (Structural Engineer)
175 Varick Street
New York, New York
United States of America
Vicky Chan is a founder of Avoid Obvious Architects based in New York. We are a group of young architects trying to do something new and improve the ways we live, work and play.