The Michigan Theatre parking garage built in 1925 by Rapp & Rapp architects once existed as Detroit’s most extravagant concert house. The theater closed in 1967 as a result of declining attendance, and in 1976 it was converted into a 3 story parking garage as it stands today. To preserve the structural integrity of an attached office building, it was necessary for the shell of the original building to stay intact. Today, remnants of the magnificent Neo-Classical architecture remain surrounding the space. Upon glazing at the ceiling you can just about make out the holes where decadent 10ft chandeliers once hung. The unexpected juxtaposition of the ornate, gilded details against the cement floor and surrounding brick walls make it truly visually extraordinary. via The Coolist
When I stumbled upon this farmhouse featured in the New York Times, it immediately caught my eye. I was struck by the harmonious juxtaposition of the past and present. The unique farmhouse located on the Isle of Coll in Scotland was built within the ruins of a home that stood abandoned for over 150 years.
United Nude Step Möbius Boot Rem D. Koolhas, the nephew of architecture master Rem Koolhas has joined forces with shoe manufacturer Galahad Clark to form United Nude, a creative collective seeking to embrace the intersection fashion, design and architecture. The latest result is an incredible line of shoes inspired by structural architecture of everyday objects.