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Bank of Asia in Bangkok - designed to look like a robot, for some reason.
http://www.archi-ninja.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/the-bank-of-asia-bangkok-1.jpg

San Zhi in Taiwan
http://www.onedigitallife.com/images/pods-of-san-zhi.jpg
http://www.outnext.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/05/03/sanzhi3581.jpg
http://www.oneinchpunch.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/sanzhi3.jpg

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This thread is brilliant. More please. Although I can't help but imagine quite a lot of it as Fallout 3 locations.

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yeah, great thread, some really interesting stuff. inspires me to go searching!

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v472/stabyouinthehead/AngkorWat630-9974.jpg

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30 (edited by trashman 29-07-2009 21:14:31)

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disconcertedsounds wrote:

Bank of Asia in Bangkok - designed to look like a robot, for some reason.
http://www.archi-ninja.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/the-bank-of-asia-bangkok-1.jpg

San Zhi in Taiwan
http://www.onedigitallife.com/images/pods-of-san-zhi.jpg
http://www.outnext.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/05/03/sanzhi3581.jpg
http://www.oneinchpunch.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/sanzhi3.jpg

i have a 24 page 10.5" x 8" photo zine for sale in my distro documenting a little trip to the Baishawan Ghost House. Think its the same place as sanzhi. theres a couple of photos from it. if ya interested let me know!
http://www.theflopbox.com/images/zines/baiiishawancover.jpg
http://www.theflopbox.com/images/zines/baiishwannpreview1.jpg
http://www.theflopbox.com/images/zines/baishawannpreview2.jpg

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windofpain wrote:
mikeplanes wrote:

one of my closest friends was put in there by her crazy mother when we were about 15 and she always said it was freaky and awful.  don't think it really helped.  might still have a batshit mental letter she wrote me from there somewhere.

The weirdest thing about all those abandoned asylums is the sheer amount of paperwork that's left behind. Literally rows of filing cabinets full of patient records, personal letters scattered all over the place, etc. We read a few of them and it's pretty harsh stuff.

like on that occam's razor / lachance split that came with what is supposed to be actual paperwork from some asylum

32 (edited by tardigrade 29-07-2009 22:12:17)

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How about some gardens?

Video tour of Nek Chand's Rock Garden, Chandigarh, India
Part 1, Part 2
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/120/308680600_0b57afff3f.jpg?v=0


Buddha Park in Vientiane, Laos (video)
http://images.travelpod.com/users/g0ldiel0cks/1.1210888800.img_1879.jpg

Haw Par Villa (Tiger Balm Gardens), Singapore
Flickr set
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3499/3207454818_8fac43c421.jpg

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graz wrote:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v472/stabyouinthehead/AngkorWat630-9974.jpg


Went here a couple of years ago. My favourite was an area called Siem Reap...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/210/487031067_90da862d98.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/190/487044667_706cdc9070.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/167/487017568_3cbbffdfce.jpg

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that last photo is amazing. id really like to imagine that one day that tree was some crazy forest spirit like something out of princess mononoke.

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Went to AEG Turbinehalle, Großsiedlung Siemensstadt and Corbusier Haus today.

Fucking mental.

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Some absolute beauts, glad I started this, the more the better!

Right, here's a couple that have direct links to h/c punk whatever........... First off I have an old '85 LP by a Long Island band called Insanity Defense called 'Pilrim State', it's pretty 'out there' hardcore, really good stuff.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/chriskooter/InsanityDefense.jpg

Of course the place was real! And here it is.......

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/chriskooter/pilgim2.jpg

Here's a rether disturbing photo from the 30's of some of the inmates. Apparently 'renfield' syndrome was very common. It's a vampiric delusion (obviously from dracula) causing sufferers to believe they crave blood. Long Island was a place where superstition was rife, as a lot of the settlers were from eastern europe and held on to there supernatural beliefs. The Amityville Horror was based on a house in this area, and a respected local doctor even set himslf up as a vampire hunter, with great deal of local support... Bizarre....

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/chriskooter/inmates.jpg

Finally, here's a youtube clip from a couple of years ago of the place being demolished...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI4kZXf9aV8


Here's one for Leatherface fans, Sunderlands own mental hospital 'Cherry Knowle', abandoned and decaying.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/chriskooter/Cherryknowle.jpg

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/chriskooter/Cherryknowle2.jpg

Anyone know which film the cover art is from? I'll tell you if you like..............

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/chriskooter/R-1356428-1213781695front.jpg

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That robot building is fantastic...........

Lovin' those trees growing out of ruins too, amazing.

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good shit.

i'm totally into derelict buildings. i'd buy all the good derelict ones in boro if i could ... and just leave 'em. haha.

there's streets of derelict houses round the corner from my place right now (cooter - all the ones off union st). there're gonna be knocking 'em down. i've been in a few of the ones that have had the boards ripped off. i was just looking round one yesterday. not much to see - it was just smashed up to fuck basically.

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disconcertedsounds wrote:

San Zhi in Taiwan
http://www.onedigitallife.com/images/pods-of-san-zhi.jpg
http://www.outnext.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/05/03/sanzhi3581.jpg
http://www.oneinchpunch.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/sanzhi3.jpg

seen that before on some design blog, well good.

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Chris Cooter wrote:

It is well scary, there's some other photo's of just how unsafe the walls are and there's submerged parts in the river too, bizarre building............. Here's a different kind of man made oddity.... I'd love to see this, the Stalingrad commemorative statue in russia 'The Motherland Calls'... I guess they had to outdo those 'capitalist pigs in the decadent USA and their statue of liberty', the thing is just huge! The landscape is so flat in that area it can be seen for many miles! It's an amazing communist relic!!!!! Also, apparently it's slowly subsiding and WILL collapse, sword first would be very dramatic to say the least..... Also, Russia's top sniper is buried there (the one Enemy at the Gates was based on)...

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/chriskooter/274px-The_Motherland_Calls.jpg

Also I get what can only be described as 'inverted vertigo', I don't think I could stand near the base and look up too long without feeling nausous or lightheaded... Pussy that I am!

Brasilia looks amazing..........

My mind can't even begin to understand how you'd set about making that.

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Chris Cooter wrote:

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/chriskooter/274px-The_Motherland_Calls.jpg

Also I get what can only be described as 'inverted vertigo', I don't think I could stand near the base and look up too long without feeling nausous or lightheaded... Pussy that I am!

Brasilia looks amazing..........

When that statue falls I hope it falls backwards.  That picture looks like it is doing an extreme slow-mo fosbury flop.

I nearly fell over backwards in Hong Kong looking up at this building (the IFC):
http://a.abcnews.com/images/GMA/ap_Two_International_Finance_Centre_090306_ssv.jpg


The San Zhi images have been around a few blogs, I spotted them a couple of years back on a blog with a full history of the development but only saved the pictures.

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Pauly_j wrote:
Chris Cooter wrote:

It is well scary, there's some other photo's of just how unsafe the walls are and there's submerged parts in the river too, bizarre building............. Here's a different kind of man made oddity.... I'd love to see this, the Stalingrad commemorative statue in russia 'The Motherland Calls'... I guess they had to outdo those 'capitalist pigs in the decadent USA and their statue of liberty', the thing is just huge! The landscape is so flat in that area it can be seen for many miles! It's an amazing communist relic!!!!! Also, apparently it's slowly subsiding and WILL collapse, sword first would be very dramatic to say the least..... Also, Russia's top sniper is buried there (the one Enemy at the Gates was based on)...

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/chriskooter/274px-The_Motherland_Calls.jpg

Also I get what can only be described as 'inverted vertigo', I don't think I could stand near the base and look up too long without feeling nausous or lightheaded... Pussy that I am!

Brasilia looks amazing..........

My mind can't even begin to understand how you'd set about making that.

I like this story on English Russia. Not sure how accurate it is, but I like the thought that the three statues in Stalingrad, Magnitogorsk and Berlin are linked in this way.


http://englishrussia.com/?p=2716

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The Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea. It looks fucking terrifying, like an alien overlord's lair. It's also never been finished or occupied in the 20 years it has been around.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryugyong_Hotel

http://ryugyonghotel.com/photos/ryugyong-hotel-tower-1.jpg

http://ryugyonghotel.com/photos/ryugyong-hotel-tower-2.jpg

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hellfist's San Zhi contribution reminded me of this blog entry:
http://www.dirjournal.com/info/abandone … the-world/

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Not exactly a fascinating structure per se, but...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8179857.stm

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MattWPBS wrote:

http://www.mattwpbs.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=4499

Tomb Raider 2?!

47 (edited by elsubolouso 01-08-2009 20:11:46)

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Chris Cooter wrote:

It is well scary, there's some other photo's of just how unsafe the walls are and there's submerged parts in the river too, bizarre building............. Here's a different kind of man made oddity.... I'd love to see this, the Stalingrad commemorative statue in russia 'The Motherland Calls'... I guess they had to outdo those 'capitalist pigs in the decadent USA and their statue of liberty', the thing is just huge! The landscape is so flat in that area it can be seen for many miles! It's an amazing communist relic!!!!! Also, apparently it's slowly subsiding and WILL collapse, sword first would be very dramatic to say the least..... Also, Russia's top sniper is buried there (the one Enemy at the Gates was based on)...

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/chriskooter/274px-The_Motherland_Calls.jpg

Also I get what can only be described as 'inverted vertigo', I don't think I could stand near the base and look up too long without feeling nausous or lightheaded... Pussy that I am!

Brasilia looks amazing..........

I'm hoping to get to Volgograd later this year and will of course be checking this colossus out for sure.

There was a place in the middle of nowhere Siberia I passed through on the train whose buildings (I use that term loosely) looked similar to that of a nuclear meltdown that would have made a great addition to this thread, unfortunately my camera couldn't handle taking shots from inside a moving train and the results are blurred at best. So many crazy outposts across Siberia.

Quality thread this.

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Chris Cooter wrote:

Some absolute beauts, glad I started this, the more the better!

Right, here's a couple that have direct links to h/c punk whatever........... First off I have an old '85 LP by a Long Island band called Insanity Defense called 'Pilrim State', it's pretty 'out there' hardcore, really good stuff.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/chriskooter/InsanityDefense.jpg

Of course the place was real! And here it is.......

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/chriskooter/pilgim2.jpg

Here's a rether disturbing photo from the 30's of some of the inmates. Apparently 'renfield' syndrome was very common. It's a vampiric delusion (obviously from dracula) causing sufferers to believe they crave blood. Long Island was a place where superstition was rife, as a lot of the settlers were from eastern europe and held on to there supernatural beliefs. The Amityville Horror was based on a house in this area, and a respected local doctor even set himslf up as a vampire hunter, with great deal of local support... Bizarre....

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/chriskooter/inmates.jpg

Finally, here's a youtube clip from a couple of years ago of the place being demolished...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI4kZXf9aV8


Without derailing this topic - Insanity Defense are fucking killer. Before hearing them, I saw the Pilgrim State LP in some weird record store off the Bowery in NY but decided against buying it because the cover was all fucked up and it was like $30 - I was pretty bummed out once I heard the song and the ether has been fucking with me every since by hiding every other copy of it ever. Witchhunt is a song for weird creeps

49 (edited by hellfist 02-08-2009 14:22:46)

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Archigram - their website is a bit rubbish, obviously 'walking city' was never built, but the idea behind it was and is superb. The illustrations are of their time and still look absolutely class now.

walk
walk2
walk3

Been to Barcelona heaps of times, but never made it to this, in fact haven't been since 2005 when I stopped using the iron bird, and went a bit loopy on buildings.

Barcelona Pavillion by Mies Van der Rohe. I will live here one day. If anyone ever squats this and puts up an Amebix poster they will be crushed to absolute death with a massive concrete block.

mies
mies

This one is for Mr Malcolm. Went to UEA a few months back, the Richard Rogers aircraft hanger next door wasn't much to write home about, but the ziggurats are fucking awesome, probably shit to live in though. Denys Lasdun, who designed this also built some of these that you may have seen before...

University of East Anglia (1)
den
University of East Anglia (2)
den
I bet thats Hawkwind on stage. Look at those students. Get some work done you fucking hippies.
Royal College of Physicians
den
Went to this to see a talk by one of the high priests of modernist graphic design a few months back. Very apt. Great building.
National Theatre
den

Some more Oscar Niemeyer

Check this fucker out. Thats the man himself infront of this collossus, he's 101.

os
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Props on the Lasdun worship! I work at the UEA, the opinion on the architecture is generally quite divided, but I love it.

These are pretty incredible:

http://images.pingmag.jp/images/title/frederic_chaubin.jpg
Minsk Polytechnic

http://pingmag.jp/images/article/frederic_chaubin03.jpg
Roads Ministry, Georgia

http://pingmag.jp/images/article/frederic_chaubin01.jpg
Holiday Centre Hall, Ukraine

I've got guaranteed warmth by gas.