By Eric • Oct 28, 2011 • Selected Work
According to the Wall Street Journal, Detroit’s population has fallen steadily since the heyday of the auto industry in the 1950s, when it peaked around 1.85 million to 713,777 in 2010.
The declines have accelerated in recent years as manufacturing jobs have disappeared and the mortgage crisis has devastated even stable, middle-class neighborhoods.
The number of abandoned or vacant homes and residential lots doubled in the past decade to nearly 80,000, more than one-fifth of the city’s housing stock, the Census Bureau reported.
Concerned about the decadent state of the buildings from his home town, photographer Kevin Bauman has been working since the mid 90′s to document Detroit’s abandoned homes.
His project 100 Abandoned Houses shows us how “amazing, depressing, and perplexing a once great city could find itself in such great distress”. It looks like a real estate catalog, but not in the typical way!”
Berkeley-based studio Terry & Terry Architecture has sent us photos of the Bal Residence project.
The architects have completed remodeled and extended a mid-century ranch and turned it into a contemporary home.
The now about 2,000 square foot (1,000 new, 1,000 existing/remodeled) residence is located in Menlo Park, a city at the eastern edge of San Mateo County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, USA.
Founded by Yair Alony and Meny Hilsenrad, Studio Aiko is a dynamic studio specializing in a wide variety of CG content and visual effects.
The Desert Villa is their first attempt to merge “the magical scenery of the desert with a modern architecture of a villa. [They] took the idea a step forward in a mysterious & humoristic way.”
Don’t be fooled, this dream home doesn’t exist, but the animation is absolutely awesome, especially with a headset on!
Andreas Wenning, principal of Bremen-based studio Baumraum has sent us photos of the King of the Frogs Treehouse project.
This beautiful 92 square foot contemporary treehouse and its almost 100 square foot terrace are located in a small private backyard in Münster, a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Just like Solling Treehouse, King of the Frogs is not a true treehouse as it doesn’t rely on living trees for its structural support, but it is also a dream come true for its lucky owners!