100 Abandoned Houses.
A photo essay from Detroit-based photographer Kevin Bauman.
: a gallery of photgraphs by Chuck Hutchinson
. "a gallery of houses, barns, automobiles and businesses that have become the ruins on the landscape of America."
Shipping container architecture.
A comprehensive repository of information, links, photos, and videos
of shipping containers used as buildings or parts of buildings. More
. Even more
A Paternoster lift
] is a cyclic elevator
with "an endless chain of cabins moving at a moderate speed; some passing downward past a line of entrances and other cages moving upward past another set of openings. Passengers may embark or alight at any floor whenever they please, without delay. " (As seen on TV
!) They're still in use in the the Czech Republic
, and the UK
among other places
. (Via this list
of interesting elevators.)
Randall's Lost New York City Collection
"documents the destruction of many of New York City's 19th century tenement and other buildings, so that we can mourn the lost [and] appreciate the endangered." Gallery 1
. [more inside]
Want to live for free (sort of) in a historic home
, and Massachusetts
all have resident curatorship programs, in which you can live rent-free in a historic home, provided you spend your own time and money renovating it. Contact your state's historic preservation office
to see if there's a program like this near you...