ill Institute

Wellington, NZ, May 2013. This purpose-built institute and accommodation halls- of which I briefly graced in the 90’s- is now largely vacant and abandoned. It was constructed in the early 1970s in typical Brutalist style- not exactly an architecture form for inspiring students. I for one certainly found its imposing totalitarian and fortress-like qualities unconducive […]

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Battersea

Battersea, London, 1999: Some exterior photos of the Battersea Powerstation– late 99. This iconic London structure is arguably the most recognisable face of British industrial architecture today. Famous for its Pink Floyd album cover (with the flying pig)- Battersea Powerstation is also a bit of an urban exploration mecca.

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Pyro

Pyromania is an impulse control disorder in which an individual repeatedly and deliberately starts fires- in order to relieve tension, for gratification or for relief. The term pyromania comes from the Greek word πῦρ (‘pyr’, fire). This was just one of a dozen buildings torched by a pyromaniac over a single weekend two years ago. […]

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Departures

“All reality is a game. Physics at its most fundamental, the very fabric of our universe, results directly from the interaction of certain fairly simple rules, and chance; the same description may be applied to the best, most elegant and both intellectually and aesthetically satisfying games. By being unknowable, by resulting from events which, at […]

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The Convent

This former Catholic girls boarding school and convent was closed in the mid 1980’s. The buildings have been used for a variety of purposes over the years (including featuring in a couple of Peter Jackson films), but it has now been deemed unsafe and closed indefinately. Although carrying the Historic Places Trust’s highest heritage protection […]

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Incinerate

Wellington, NZ, yesterday: This former animal testing station lies broken and abandoned after twenty odd years. Theres few clues left as to what experiments went on here- they’ve disappeared like the unfortunate animal test subjects destroyed in the incinerators.

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