9 Stubborn Nail Houses Giving The Finger To Redevelopment

9 Stubborn Nail Houses Giving The Finger To Redevelopment


The wheels of progress may turn slowly, but they don’t ever stop, as these nine landlords have learned the hard way. Our friends at Oobject have assembled the best examples of what resisting gentrification gets you.

Be sure to also check out these 16 bamboo scaffolds, some extreme Vietnamese street cables and this guide to the walled city of Kowloon.




Nail house in path of shopping mall development, Chongqing, China.


Nail house in path of financial centre development, Shenzhen, China.


Shanghai Nail House.




Bizarre burial ground isolated by skyscrapers in Shanxi.


Narita airport Japan, runway interrupted by farmers land.




London dept store built round a nail house.



Condo built around Edith Macefield’s house in Seattle.