New Life for Old Buildings

Milano-based designer, Andrea Sesta, has created an innovative media platform to help re-envision and re-activate spaces in his own neighborhood and abroad. His website, Impossible Living, allows visitors to identify, map and propose creative renewal solutions for abandoned real estate across the globe. Buildings include everything from defunct factories to outdated subdivisions, dilapidated churches, crumbling farmhouses, and more.

Visitors to the website are encouraged to add an address, post photos, site descriptions and videos of abandoned properties. The project is then opened up for crowdsourcing – calling upon on the web to help develop new ideas, exposure and possible funding for the sites. According to Sesta, the website is, “A communication tool between the activator and the community,” facilitating dialogue between investors and the larger community, and therefore directing capital to the most needed sources and spaces.

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