February 2012Monthly Archives
For 25 years, the Heidelberg Project has transformed two rundown blocks in Detroit into a recycled art installation, empowering communities to save forgotten neighbourhoods.
Welcome to the opening of Urban Ghosts’ second weekly link round-up series detailing the best of our friends, partners and sites we like.
Jonathon Denson’s excellent website doesn’t just document Pittsburgh’s historic abandoned buildings. It also offers tips on how to buy and restore abandoned houses.
During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Kirkcaldy was the world’s leading linoleum producer. Now, its most historic factory looks set for demolition.
Using black paper, flour and layers of mould, Daniele Del Nero has created miniature versions of forgotten houses which look every bit as haunting as their real-life counterparts.
From the time of its construction in 1923, the Thorpeness water tower in Suffolk was destined to become a residence – both in appearance and eventual reuse.
In Part 20 of our weekly link round-up, we’ll explore incredible airplane graveyards, strange guerrilla knitting, re-purposing and recycling tips, terrifying insane asylums and more.
By creating these amazing miniature ‘urbex sets’, Lori Nix has bridged the gap between the unknowable history of abandoned buildings and the human ability to create art from them.
Susan Stockwell creates unique pieces of recycled art from unusual materials, crafting impressive sculptures which are both thought-provoking and impressive to look at.
From a distance, St Andrew’s Church could be mistaken for a dense copse of trees. Consumed by ivy, the abandoned ecclesiastical structure could be the most overgrown church in the world.
Top 10 Links of the Week (Part 19): Eerie Leper Colonies, Forgotten Theatres, Urban & Natural Art and More
Welcome to the 19th edition of our weekly link round-up, showcasing a selection of awesome articles from our friends, partners and sites we like around the web.
Known as prison ships or “prison hulks”, these decomissioned vessels were used by Britain to house prisoners of war and those awaiting transportation to penal colonies, often in horrific conditions.