Infrastructure is not quite as hot a topic as going green in the US these days. But green solutions closely involve infrastructure, maintaining what we have and creating only what we really need.

Industrial Decay is a photoblog showcasing buildings and infrastructure falling apart. The photography is beautiful to appreciate but also show a neglected sadness.

Schemata Architecture Office of Tokyo may be on to something. They just completed an interesting renovation of an apartment block in the suburb of Sayama. The architects employed a process of selected alteration, stripping some surfaces bare and leaving other elements like the kitchens as is. The result is clean and modern but the soul of the building remains. More images at dezeen.

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