Monthly Archives: May 2011

Ex sanatorium, Montecatone, Imola, Italy

by Cristina Vecchi & Alessandra Bonetti, a view of Ex sanatorium, Montecatone, Imola

Montecatone hospital is about 5 Km from Imola, on the hills, at an altitude of approx. 300 metres, in the midst of a park of 30.000 sq.m.
From 1929 until the beginning of the Second World War, three wards in rationalist style were built in order to cure patients of tuberculosis, a serious and widespread issue at that time.
This building works gave also many poor labourers the possibility of having a good job.
The whole construction is approx. 2,5 km long. The central part is still working nowadays as one of the most advanced centre for the cure and rehabilitation of patients with medullary trauma. The north and south buildings, instead, were abandoned at the beginning of the ’80.
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Craco village, Matera, Italy

by Jean Pierre Pommerol, a view of Craco village, Matera, Italy

Craco is a commune and medieval village located in the Region of Basilicata and the Province of Matera in Italy. About 25 miles inland from the Gulf of Taranto at the instep of the “boot” of Italy. The medieval village of Craco is typical of the hill towns of the region with mildly undulating shapes and the lands surrounding it sown with wheat.
Craco was built on a very steep summit, for defensive reasons, giving it a stark and striking appearance and distinguishing it from the surrounding lands which are characterized by soft shapes. The centre, built on the highest side of the town, facing a ridge runs steeply to the southwest where newer buildings exist. The town sits atop a 400 metre high cliff that overlooks the Cavone River valley. Throughout the area are many unique vegetation-less mounds formed by intensive erosion that are called “calanchi.”

by Jean Pierre Pommerol, a view of Craco village, Matera, Italy

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Welcome to the new [im]possible map!

We’re very happy to announce that the new [im]possible map is finally out: now we’re ready to host all the abandoned buildings in the world!
This is just the first brick of our innovation strategy and we’re about to release some new cool features, that are going to massively change [im]possible living.

We’ve worked very hard in the past weeks to design and develop these exciting news and we can’t wait to let you use them and to hear what you think about them.
Be patient, we’re pushing as hard as we can!
Thank you all for your constant and incredible support, it really helps us to move forward!

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