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Architecture of Urban Discord

Posted in Degeneration by humanendeavour photography on June 10, 2010

Richard Chivers has been photographing the Rowner Estate in Gosport. The Estate was once described as the ‘Worst in the South East’, the estate was built in the 1960s for military personnel. In the 1980s parts of the estate were sold to private landlords and soon started to suffer because of lack of investment which lead to the building fabric deteriorating. This lead to property price falls and the estate suffered from social problems in the 1990s with crime, vandalism and anti-social behaviour nearly making the estate a no go area for public services.

Today the estate is waiting to be regenerated, here history is suspended awaiting the next Architectural ideals to take shape.


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