In 2005, the artist photographed houses left in a shell state. The abandoned constructions are a good illustration of aspirations of the times of economic boom.
Pustola came up with an idea to document the abandoned houses when working with Mark Power, a photographer from the Magnum Photos agency, who was taking photographs for the 'The Sound of Two Songs' book in Poland. Pustola was his local guide.
Abandoned construction sites drew their attention during numerous trips around the country. In those skeletons left in the middle of nowhere, Pustola saw unfulfilled ambitions and desires.
The photographer's intuition was confirmed in 2007 by the reporter Tomasz Kwaśniewski, who decided to conduct a journalistic investigation concerning the buildings from the photographs. In the article "The house where I don't want to live", which was published in Duży Format, he described the stories of separated families, loans taken during the times of the boom and painful memories connected to abandoned plans.
In the same article, Pustola commented his series:
The works were first shown in 2005 at the exhibition "Undiscovered/Unspoken" in Nowy Teatr in Warsaw. They were later also brought to Spain which was experiencing economic crisis.