this ruin renovation turns six abandoned structures into luxury homes

this ruin renovation turns six abandoned structures into luxury homes

there can be something exciting about ruins; if it’s not their rich history perhaps it’s their inherent opportunity. left neglected or even vandalized, these uninhabited structures beg the question: ‘what were they once like and what could they be today?’ neomam, the graphic designers who often play around with architecture, have taken six ruins from around the world and used photoshop to turn them into luxury homes.

neomam ruin renovation
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starting off the list is this castle on a hill, which was built nearly a millennium ago in northern italy. from atop, it surveys the surrounding landscape, once for tactical purposes, now simply for the viewing pleasure of those who inhabit it. in this rendering, the series of stone towers is filled with glass additions, bringing a modern touch to a ruin that is anything but.

neomam ruin renovation


the home below once housed the early settlers of this island at the edge of the world. the mad max looking world is transformed into something more comfortable; yet, it maintains some of its edge with the addition of rough materials such as corten steel. even the old rusty car is kept on the property as a ‘flowerbox’. another desert ruin renovation in also featured. built in the united states from preexisting pueblo architecture, it is assembled in a kind of modernist tuscan style.

 neomam ruin renovation



ruins have been rebuilt again and again with each passing age, thus taking on new meaning and new aesthetics in every changing era. rome is the best example, with pagan temples turned churches, and other bizarre fusions. but as ruins themselves become iconic, is it ethical for an architect to intervene? and if it is, in which ways would it be suitable? while not answering the questions, this neomam project offers great entertainment to the architect in all of us, and ponders what our imagination tells us when we look at an old ruin.

neomam ruin renovation

neomam ruin renovation

neomam ruin renovation

  • Please just don’t do that! Never!

    RichaWu says:
  • Absolutely inspiring to see these transformations of buildings no doubt won’t b long before automation can actually complete the renovation as well .

    T.a.squires says:
  • Im all about function and structure plus reusing existing resources. Im a minimalist by nature in the age of human sustainability on earth.
    I am embarking on a personal journey to become an earthship designer to be part of the new green revolution. What course work I should enroll in college? Do I need to pursue a full architecture degree to achieve earthship designer successful status? What would be your recommendation based on your experience or people network? Thanks Richard

    Richard B Brignoni says:
  • Gee, I’m tired of seeing housing for rich people. My city has a number of luxury towers that nobody actually lives in. How much investment property do we need?

    Chester Hazelwood says:

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