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UFO House, Sanjhih, Taipei County, Taiwan

by sci, a view of UFO House, Sanjhih,Taipei County, Taiwan

The Sanzhi UFO houses (三芝飛碟屋), also known as the Sanzhi pod houses or Sanzhi Pod City, were a set of abandoned pod-shaped buildings in Sanzhi District, New Taipei City, Taiwan. The buildings resembled Futuro houses, of which some examples also can be found in Taiwan. The site where the buildings were located was owned by Hung Kuo Group.

by Nick Haung, a view of UFO House, Sanjhih,Taipei County, Taiwan

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San Giuliano, Rimini, Italy

by Stefano Sesta, a view of the abandoned Hotel delle Nazioni in San Giuliano (RN), Italy

update There is a new project for this place and it seems quite futuristic: a 15mln € investment for a complete new hotel (have a look) in two years!! We’ll track the new project and tell you more in the future!!

This hotel is one of the several buildings representing the tourism explosion in Rimini starting from the ’60s. Over the years Rimini became one of the most famous seaside resorts in Europe (sometimes called “Miami of Europe”), thanks to its 15 km-long sandy beach, over 1.000 hotels and thousands of bar, restaurants and discos. Unfortunately this sudden success, and not much foresight from the local administrations, brought to the city several enormous and horrible buildings, most of which are still in use today.
Hotel delle Nazioni instead is abandoned, even though it seems that you can still book a room, but I definitely would not recommend it to our readers!! :-)

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San Giuliano Milanese, Milan, Italy

 

by Marco Pieri, a hotel built in 1975 for Italy ’90, never finished and destroyed in 2008

This building should have been a hosting structure for Italy ’90 world championship. It was built in 1975, but has never been finished and was destroyed the 06th of April 2008 at 10:30.

This photograph is part of the project “MenAtWindows” by Marco Pieri. We talked about this project in our previous post. What do you think about it? Write your opinions in the post’s comments.
MenAtWindows revives and dwells in a forgotten, lifeless urban space, through a collective performance that turns not only into a photographic-click, but in a truly lived artistic experience. The abandoned buildings are temporally filled up with significance, by means of addition and subtraction.
It is an instant work of art: the protagonists of the performance are the men in red; they repopulate the building for a moment, occupying empty and colourless spaces, like a vital lymph that restarts to circulate inside the building. The purpose of the artist is to take possession once again of deserted places, metropolitan realities left without purpose, where art’s goal is to fill and revitalize the emptiness.

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