Archived Articles from Architecture
Ever wanted to explore abandoned places? Real-life urban exploration and building infiltration can be challenging, dangerous and even illegal. Here is your chance to try out urbex from the comfort of your computer - from deserted buildings to entire abandoned towns and cities, here are some of the most amazing abandoned locations around the world.
Go Somewhere Else: 8 Abandoned Roadside Rest Stops
Rest stops and welcome centers are to highway travel what oases are to desert caravans, with one exception: when an oasis dries up, the camels unload anyway.
Sky Park: Design Idea Floats City Block Over Penn Station
Out of four recent proposals for a radical overhaul of Penn Station in New York City, this concept is far and away the most dramatic.
Floating Egg-Shaped Office is a Self-Sustaining Work Space
A massive wooden egg bobs on the surface of a river in England, in use as a live-in laboratory for an artist studying the natural cycles of the estuary.
Abandoned on Film: 15 Terrifying Desolate Movie Settings
Abandoned hospitals, prisons, schools, houses and subway tunnels - real and fictional - serve as ideally terrifying settings for horror movies.
As The Whirl Turns: 9 Abandoned Heliports & Helipads
Like the last episode of M*A*S*H, the choppers won't be back. These abandoned heliports and helipads stand in silent contrast with their past buzzing busy-ness.
Ground, Up! Curved Green Sky Gardens Wrap Tower Hotel
The best of both worlds: guests at this hotel get to enjoy skyscraper-high views and still experience layers of intensive greenery on virtually all levels.
Flat-Pack Emergency Shelters Slot Together Like Puzzles
In times of emergency, displaced people need a safe place to live quickly. These emergency shelters could be assembled in just one day by one or two people.
Abandoned Philadelphia: The Divine Lorraine Hotel
One of Philadelphia's most beautiful and historically significant buildings has severely deteriorated in just over a decade of abandonment, leaving it in ruins.
Musical Urban Design: Rube Goldberg-Style Rain Drains
An interactive and artistic facade features the process of rain drainage prominently instead of hiding it, turning the flow of liquid into music for passers by.
Last Call: 11 Drunk Dry Abandoned Liquor Stores
These 11 abandoned liquor stores are hangovers, as it were, from an era when Mom & Pop stores sold the kind of products Mom & Pop forbade you from consuming.