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Picturesque Chinese Landfills

“These images by artist Yao Lu might resemble traditional Chinese landscape paintings of cliffs, waterfalls, and mountains. Lu digitally assembles each of her images using photographs of landfills and other aspects of urbanization draped in green mesh to mimic idyllic scenery.”

Picturesque Chinese Landscapes are Actually Disguised Photos of Landfills  landscapes collage China

Picturesque Chinese Landscapes are Actually Disguised Photos of Landfills  landscapes collage China

Picturesque Chinese Landscapes are Actually Disguised Photos of Landfills  landscapes collage China

Picturesque Chinese Landscapes are Actually Disguised Photos of Landfills  landscapes collage China

Picturesque Chinese Landscapes are Actually Disguised Photos of Landfills  landscapes collage China

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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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24th Storey Swimming Pool

“The Holiday Inn have just revealed a new 24th storey swimming pool at one of their locations in Shanghai, China, which has nothing underneath the deep end apart from a pane of toughened glass. According to hotel staff, the 30-metre-long pool lets guests feel like they’re “swimming over the air”, but if you are scared of heights you can stay put in the shallow end.”

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