These artistic bus shelters in Detroit have the upcycling concept covered. Door Stops creates new bus shelters by recycling doors from abandoned houses.
According to Craig Wilkins, who teaches at the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and helped launch this project, Detroit's transit system is lacking. Door Stops helps make a potential 2 hour wait for the bus a little more pleasant.
As the city of Detroit is tearing down many abandoned homes, there is no shortage of rescuable parts for bus shelters. By reusing doors, Door Stops is making a statement about alternative uses for these buildings and materials. Even though an architectural salvage company takes some unique parts of demolished housing, commonplace items like doors end up in landfills.