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Houses Gone Wild Houses Gone Wild We think of feral dogs as dangerous, foreboding and to-be-avoid – but wild houses have a strange allure despite (or likely because) they are abandoned abodes, deserted homes gone from domestic spaces slowly back to nature. As photographer James D Griffioen muses, the Latin root refers both to while beasts but also to something that belongs to the dead, gone back to the Earth. Some of his shots capture this process at an incredibly late stage, such as the house above which is entirely camouflaged by the greenery that has grown to cover it – only discernible because the branches and vines conform to the shape of the structure. Others photos catch the domestic devolution at intermediate stages, snapshots of partial overgrowth where there is still some strange balance of building and nature – one could almost imagine someone still occupying this structure and simply never leaving it.
There's three of us in the Toyota, and when we turn onto the back road, we cut the lights off and drift onto the shoulder. Outside, the woods are dark and, in the moonless stillness, they seem to form a single, impenetrable wall. The dirt road ten feet from the car is almost invisible, except for the silver ribbons of the telephone and electrical wires that run down its center. WAG: Elko Tract: Exploring the Lost City WAG: Elko Tract: Exploring the Lost City
Detroit in Ruins
Unfinished work Unfinished work An unfinished work is creative work that has not been finished. Its creator may have chosen never to finish it or may have been prevented from doing so by circumstances outside of their control, such as death. Such pieces are often the subject of speculation as to what the finished piece would have been like; sometimes they are finished by others and released posthumously.
The Process of Artistic Creation in Terms of the Non-finito The Process of Artistic Creation in Terms of the Non-finito Jeremy Angier May 07, 2001 New York Academy of Art The Process of Artistic Creation in Terms of the Non-finito If Michelangelo had not been born, would it have been necessary to invent him? There have been countless times in human history when a "solitary genius," seemingly working in isolation or outside the common run of contemporary society, has derived for posterity a revolutionary mode of being.
Non finito is a sculpting technique literally meaning that the work is unfinished. Non finito sculptures appear unfinished because the artist only sculpts part of the block, leaving the figure appearing to be stuck within the block of material. It was pioneered by Donatello during the Renaissance and was used by Michelangelo as well as numerous other artists. Non finito Non finito
Unfinished Italy Documentary - a film byBenoit Felicidirector Bastian Essercinematographer Milena Holzknechteditor withDamiano NasselliJosè SorbelloAndrea MasuRoberto FestaMatteo ErenbourgSalvatore CammerataMichele CammerataAlessandro MustaccioMarco DandreaCarmelo Caruso Sound recordist and first camera assistantPhilipp Griess Unfinished Italy Documentary -
Unfinished building The Szkieletor remains unfinished because it would be too costly to complete or demolish. An unfinished building is a building (or other architectural structure, as a bridge, a road or a tower) where construction work was abandoned or on-hold at some stage or only exists as a design. It may also refer to buildings that are currently being built, particularly those that have been delayed or at which construction work progresses extremely slowly. Many construction or engineering projects have remained unfinished at various stages of development. The work may be finished as a blueprint or whiteprint and never be realised, or be abandoned during construction. Unfinished building
Folly In architecture, a folly is a building constructed primarily for decoration, but either suggesting by its appearance some other purpose, or merely so extravagant that it transcends the normal range of garden ornaments or other class of building to which it belongs. In the original use of the word, these buildings had no other use, but from the 19th to 20th centuries the term was also applied to highly decorative buildings which had secondary practical functions such as housing, sheltering or business use.[dubious ] 18th century English gardens and French landscape gardening often featured Roman temples, which symbolized classical virtues or ideals. Folly
Ferdinand Cheval Ferdinand Cheval Cheval's Palais idéal Ferdinand Cheval (born 1836 in Charmes-sur-l'Herbasse, Drôme, France; died 19 August 1924) was a French postman who spent thirty-three years of his life building Le Palais idéal (the "Ideal Palace") in Hauterives.[1][2][3] The Palace is regarded as an extraordinary example of naïve art architecture. Origins[edit] Ferdinand Cheval
City Visions Europe - Interview with Ines Weizman Eine von Europas bekanntesten und kreativsten Metropolen ist ohne Zweifel London. Die Stadt ist berühmt für ihre unzähligen Geschäfte und Läden, die sich je nach ihrer Art in verschiedene Viertel verteilen. Abgesehen von den typischen Modehäusern, die zum Einkauf locken, finden sich dort auch einige wunderbar sortierte Secondhand-Shops, in denen man einige Schnäppchen machen kann. Hinsichtlich der Mode ist man dort generell sehr darauf bedacht, sich individuell zu kleiden, daher erklärt sich auch die Tradition solcher Vintage-Läden. Ein eigener Style gehört einfach zum Leben in dieser Stadt- es gibt nichts, das es nicht gibt! Während im Allgemeinen der Stil zwar eher schick ist, begegnet man dennoch immer wieder äußerst exzentrischen Looks in der Innenstadt, in der Trends gesetzt werden. City Visions Europe - Interview with Ines Weizman
An On-line Book Draft First Draft Presented at the Congress for the New Urbanism 2000 Michael Mehaffy notes on incomplete architecture

eric holubow: urban exploration photographer

Being a Chicagoan, I have always been attracted to the beauty of architecture. While some celebrate a structure’s construction, I am drawn to its deconstruction; when these industrial, commercial and residential buildings transition into ruins. It is at these moments when the energy needed to preserve extinguishes; when a building’s existence is no longer deemed viable or valuable. In these forgotten and overlooked places, I see not just loss, tragedy, or decay, but the chaos in which a new architect’s vision may be born. Buildings too have a finite existence on earth, eventually succumbing to those forces affecting us all. But their disintegration need not be unattractive or disgraceful, hidden before demolition. - Urban & Industrial Archeology
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Eric Lusito - Traces of the Soviet Empire
.:: abandoned places - bulidings, factories, churches, industrial objects ::.
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Abandoned and forgotten places, ruins, cemeteries, factories
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Portraits of Place - Modern Ruins, photographs by Shaun O'Boyle
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Non-complete Architecture