Retrofitting Ruins: Designer Turns 6 Abandonments into Modern Dwellings

The question of what to do with ruins is as old as architecture, and answers range from demolition to meticulous reconstruction, or: cleverly combining what’s there with something new and functional. Graphic designer Neomam has taken on a series of uninhabited buildings, playfully updating them while preserving core elements of what was left behind. Castles

Pretty Abandoned: Tucson’s Lisa Frank Factory

The former Lisa Frank factory in Tucson, mostly abandoned and sporadically for sale since 2001, stubbornly refuses to give up the rainbow-colored ghost. Calling the Lisa Frank factory ...