Ice House Detroit

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February 10, 2010

American cities are not short on abandoned houses, but for great swathes of residential vacancy, Detroit takes the cake. There have been a variety of responses to the motor city's blight, from the small-scale and practical to ambitious and conceptual, and over the last few years, some interesting art has also emerged, expressing the struggles and neglect suffered by the once-mighty metropolis. One such creative endeavor came about through the collaboration of photographer Greg Holm and architect Matthew Radune, who last year proposed Ice House Detroit—a temporary installation that would involve freezing a vacant, foreclosed home bound for demolition, then deconstructing it and salvaging viable building materials for other Detroit projects.

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