Rooftop Villas in China

I am a fan of rooftop architecture. Here is news from China: “Four unfurnished villas that sit on top of a shopping mall in Zhuzhou, Hunan province, have led to questions about their safety, but city planners said on Wednesday the structures were built legally and with the required documentation.”

“The Zhuzhou government has made steady investments to build a green city after it was named one of 34 national-level garden cities in 2008.

Other cities are making similar efforts. Beijing introduced a new rule in 2011 that requires green rooftops with living vegetation on buildings that have fewer than 12 floors, are shorter than 45 meters and were built within the last 20 years.

Lu Bin, a landscape designer in Beijing, said he had never seen any building in Beijing with rooftop houses, though some have pavilions on the top.”

More rooftop architecture HERE.

via China Daily


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