Ice House Detroit

Ice House Detroit

Lindsey Roberts
Feb 8, 2010

Here's something to make you Mid-Atlantic-ers feel warmer: A photographer and architect have recently sprayed an abandoned house in Detroit, Michigan with water, which froze into sheets of ice, in order to represent the nation's (and especially Detroit's) housing crisis.

On their blog, Gregory Holm and Matthew Radune report that nearly one in four houses in the surrounding neighborhood "is either in a state of disrepair or completely abandoned." According to Zillow, Detroit homes have lost thirty percent of their value, year over year.

After the ice melts in the spring, the house will be salvaged for materials.

Check out the video of the spray-down.

Images: Courtesy of Ice House Detroit

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