U.S. clothing and footwear brand House of Vans has transformed a series of five disused tunnels beneath the streets of London into an indoor skate park!
Artists can rent the studios for free, the skate park is open to public and the musicians performing in the space are asked to donate a percentage of their ticket sales to charity.
via House of Vans Old Vic Skatepark « Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.
An intriguing if not creepy, history lesson on Chicago’s historic underground tunnels. Urban Ghosts has the story and the eerie photos – go learn something!
In 1899, Illinois Telephone and Telegraph laid telephone cables through Chicago by building a network of underground tunnels. A narrow gauge railway was laid to assist with excavating the tunnels and installing the cables but the system was quickly adapted and used as a means for transporting freight between public stations, basements and elevator shafts.
via Chicago’s Historic Underground Freight Railway Network | Urban Ghosts |.
Beagle is a restaurant in London, England built into railway tunnels. Their site has amazing photos of the adaptive reuse, not to mention the food looks good too!