The New Ark Hotel in Changsha, Hunan Province, was completed in June 2010 and is able to withstand a magnitude nine earthquake despite its rapid rise.
Architecture archives - Unique buildings and structural designs
The world’s largest teapot shape structure, located in China’s Meitan County, was officially opened last month. I’m not sure what’s the 73.8 metre tall building is used for; but judging from its shape and that the county is famous for its premium tea, we can safely assume that it’s a tea museum or information centre…
A factory in China’s Hainan Province has built a two-storey apartment out of used cargo containers to house 40 of its workers. It’s cheap stuff, but looks pretty comfy with proper ventilation and a bit of deco here and there…
The village of Kandovan is located 60km southwest of Tabriz, in the province of East Azarbaijan, Iran. The place is famous for its unique architecture, where the cave-houses are carved off from huge rocks.
Some photos of Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center, the world’s tallest tent which opened in Kazakhstan last week – a huge indoor leisure park with shops, restaurants, cinemas, and even an artificial beach and a running track.