In 1930s Scott’s Addition, the Chevrolet Parts Depot was among the earliest of the Moderne-style buildings and the only by Detroit architect Albert Kahn. The conversion of the warehouse space to the Altamont apartments by ADO drew on the industrial aesthetic of the building with elements like steel staircases and matte black structural elements offset by gallery white walls. Bamboo-fronted cabinet walls double as room dividers in the loft-like interiors. The floorplate riffs on the grid of the Scott’s Add street grid with canted corridors that activate the connecting spaces throughout the structure.
size 32,000 SF