In the late 1970′s, a keeper of a rubber company worked out the prototype of the modern space age UFO housing complex using his own factory. He wanted to build a contemporary modern style holiday resort. However, the rubber company closed down in the energy crisis in 1980 and the houses were left unfinished. The UFO houses were seized by the mortgage lender and sealed up by the bank.
In 1989, a development company bought the unfinished UFO houses. Their plan was to change the ailing modern UFO complex into a 5 star resort hotel with the first yacht dock in the north coast of Taiwan. According to their plan, the UFO structures would have been painted white, and there would have been a beautiful modern swimming pool with slides that would start inside the UFO homes and would end in the pool!
In the winter of 1989, almost a year after they started the reconstruction, they decided to shutdown because of fair of some of their investors. The development company abandoned the site and left the buildings, with many of them finished by that time. Over the next year, the place was vandalized but amazingly, some of its original furniture still remains, including the bed on the following picture.
The Taiwanese government is planning to dismantle (destroy) what remains of this wonderful complex but no final plans have been made yet. Hopefully, someone with deep pockets, can purchase the site and restore the buildings to their former glory.
source : flickr.com
text : moderndesigninterior.com