Do you want the good news or the bad news first? The bad news is that thousands of years of war, death and obsolescence have left a world of abandoned and dilapidated buildings and other structures. The good news is that the enterprising among us can build some wild new homes if we want to.
Thanks to time and constant progress, many of the old buildings now stand empty, waiting to be cleaned up and settled into the distant homes that adults talk about. Guaranteed to blow your mind, abandoned buildings transformed into wonderful new homes by a creative and resourceful person.
Looking at the photos of architect Laura Clark’s sleek, modern one-bedroom apartment in London, anyone would assume it is a lovely, ordinary home. Until, that is, they find out that it spent most of its days as a public bathroom off of a main street in a crowded city.
Clark has said, “For me, that’s about saving sites with an interesting history, but which have been abandoned and forgotten,” and her dedication is apparent. It took six years for Clark to convince housing authorities to let her redesign the space. And redesign it she did, converting the old stalls and sinks into a bedroom, living room, kitchen, and bathroom (probably the easiest part of the process). It even has its own terrace/patio.
They say don’t s–t where you eat. I guess the loophole here is that you need to convert the john into a home first.