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Thursday, October 30, 2008

fake Water Cube in Chongqing

This is a new Water Cube at Han Yu Rd 汉渝路 in Chongqing. It looks like a bar. Apparently it got inspiration from Water Cube in Beijing.
Here is video. (just in case it doesn't show up here.)

shanghaiist and picasa]

Monday, October 6, 2008

Herzog and de Meuron 's woosaaaaah

On a cooking competetion, one of the contestants shows her masterpiece named BIRD NEST which made of eggs tomatoes and noodles.

On a hairstyle show, the hairstyle designer shows his piece proudly.


Kids are asked to make paper models in their class as homework


a basket made like the BIRD NEST

BIRD NEST Teapot with very high price.

BIRD NEST lights.

city sculpture in Nanjing.

City sculture in Tiananmen Square

Another city sculpture

BIRD NEST Luxory made of silver which is now worth at least 5 million RMB

A man who loves sports wearing a Olympic hat made by himself on a swimming gathering.

Well, Rem Koolhaas has done a lot to transform his CCTV building into cultural recreation by making all kinds of daily products. However, He would never imagine that Herzog and de Meuron's so-called BIRD NEST has been transformed totally into simulacra by the whole Chinese society without any effort by these two constructing approach architects.

[via Netease]

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

a colossal Bavarian castle in Dalian

Dalian Seashell Museum, also known as Dalian Castle Museum, is the biggest one of this kind in Asia. The 1st floor is the museum and the above is hotel. It was built in 2000 and put into use in 2003.
According to the report in 2006:
"The castle will be sold for 260 million RMB ($39 million USD). The original squarefootage was planned to 31500 sqm (339063 sqf), including public facilities in the front, 3 residential towers with 11 stories, 13 stories and 15 stories respectively. There was supporsed to be the sailing museum. Although since July 17, 2003 the Seashell Museum was open, most areas have been empty for a quite while. ..."
[via here, here, here, here and here]

Monday, September 15, 2008

South China Mall, the biggest mall in the wolrd

South China Mall, Dongguan, Guangdong Province, is so-called the biggest mall in the wolrd. The total land area is 430,000 sqm (4,628,500 sqf) and construction area is 890,000 sqm, with 8000 parking spots. The investment is over 2.5 billion RMB (0.4 billion USD). The construction launched in October 2002.
According to many resources:
"The South China Mall is the combination of tourism, cultural events, shopping, entertainment, sports, restaurants and hotel. There are 7 special theme districts: sunny and passionate Southern California and San Francisco, Fresh Amsterdam, High-class and romantic Parisian the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, world-famous canal town Venice, sensitive and beautiful Caribbean Sea, and adventurous rain forest."

It even has wiki here.
[images via here, here, here and here]

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

hybrid KFC

This is a new building of Min Nan (Southern Fujian Province) style building in a new high-rise residential district. And it is KFC!

[via tianya]

Thanks Adan

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Huainan Olympic Park

Although the Beijing Olympics is over, but the passion of the Olympic spirit is still on. Here is the new released project of Huainan Olympic Park, Huainan, Anhui Province. Can you tell all these balls?
Remember the Villa Piano and Violin from last year? It's the same city.

Thanks Koala Shiyun from OMA!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

bird's nest in bamboo

As the Olympics approaches, I always found more and more interesting things by regular Chinese. Here is another story. Some farmers in Shuangxi, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, made a bamboo Bird's Nest of the scale 1:20, which took them half a month and spent almost a thousand pieces of Mao zhu, the local bamboo. [via pclady]

Also, a friend of mine recommends a bar at Fuxing Park, downtown Shanghai, which has a kind of Water Cube façade, esp. at night.

[Courtesy of CAIP]

Friday, July 25, 2008

Bird's Nest on Sale

Not just cellphone, Bird's Nest ashtray is also on sale, in silver and gold.
Here you go.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Cellphone as Building

Watercube Cellphone

Bird's Nest Cellphone

Just in case you don't know what I'm talking about. Here are the 2 references of the 2 stadiums of Beijing Olympics.

[images via 163 & schneiderism]

Monday, July 21, 2008

Buddha Buildings in China

Lu Shan, Henan Province, 153M (built in 2002-2005)

Nan Shan, Hainan Province, 108M (2005)

Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, 88M (1997)

Foshan, Guangdong Province, 61.9M

Emei Shan, Sichuan Province, 48M (2006)

Panyu, Guangdong Province, 40.88M (1994)

Yantai, Shandong Province, 38.66M (2004)

Putuo Shan, Zhejiang Province, 33M (1997)

Hong Kong, 26.4M (1993)

Weihai, Shandong Province

Jiuhua Shan, Anhui, 99M (to be built)

Xinzhu, Taiwan, 72M (2006)