Manmade structures exist according to specific sets of rules. These rules address concepts of containment, interior vs. exterior, social status, and the real vs. perceived boundaries that ultimately contribute to the impact a building has on its occupants and community. I believe that industrial ruins are interesting opportunities for examining the human relationship to constructed space because of their specific intentions as places of human achievement and power. Derelict factories offer insight into boundaries, perceived space, and ownership as they shift from corporate to public spaces. By physically breaking down, they exit the realm of structured space with utilitarian intention; their deterioration questions the meanings of constructed space as buildings become transient and change conceptual ownership into the hands of the local community. Through their slow loss of context, such buildings take on obscure and multiple meanings: representing the past, physical bounders, and the unknown or dangerous. In my work, I aim to examine the transient and uncertain nature of such spaces, exploring an alternative to the absolute, stationary, and impregnable fortresses that we perceive buildings of our creation to be.