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21 of China’s Quirkiest, Craziest and Most Fantastical Buildings

Posted By Helen Morgan On November 25, 2012 @ 8:04 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Features | No Comments


Crazy Chinese Buildings, 163.com, bold architecture, inventive design, sustainable design, green development, urban design, big construction [5]

The constructions vary from city to province, and include a range of projects which have been met with a frosty reception. A controversial archway dubbed “the East Gateway of Suzhou,” is still under construction, while the Hotel of the Emperor caused chaos with the incorporation of images of three gods.

Other buildings include spiky arts centers, bottle-shaped buildings, a watchtower, a colorful stack of houses are piled on top of one another, and sites which resemble belts and zippers. The most bizarre constructions, however, are the spaces built to resemble works of iconic architecture found outside the country. The Sydney Opera House and Eiffel Tower [6] can both be found within China’s borders!

+ 163.com [7]

Via China Underground [8]

Images courtesy of 163.com [4]


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[3] Architecture and urban development in contemporary China: http://inhabitat.com/tag/china-architecture/

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[6] Eiffel Tower: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiffel_Tower

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[8] China Underground: http://www.china-underground.com/magazine/21-crazy-buildings-in-china

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