• Chinese architecture
In recent years, China's huge population growth has slowed, and now the country is covered by modern influences - migration to the cities, which can give people more opportunities. New homes, offices and public buildings regularly appear in place of the old quarters.
Today, we look at contemporary Chinese architecture, in which, at times, found an incredible blend of old and new.
The old bridge in Guizhou Province.
We have called it "a gated development". Jiangsu Province.
The newly opened Beijing office building Galaxy Soho. Jobs Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid.
Demolition of old buildings for new developments in China is in full swing. Anhui province
Inside the office tower Jin Mao in the financial district, Pudong, Shanghai
Interesting library building in Beijing. On the façade finish it took about 45,000 sticks and 157,000 dollars.
Inside the library looks like this.
"Residential" bus. Thus, a husband and wife to save on rental housing, Anhui Province
The building Opus Hong Kong in one of the most expensive areas of Hong Kong. At the 12th floor is only 12 apartments. Each apartment occupies one floor and the total area of apartments comes up to 6000 square meters. m. at a cost of 61 million. dollars.
It is no secret that the Chinese copy everything, even entire cities. Here, for example, the city of the Thames in Shanghai, is a replica of a small English town, located 30 kilometers away from the Thames.
And this building is made in the form of the Roman Colosseum. Located on the outskirts of Tianjin
This house could participate in the shooting of a local "Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath". Chinese anthills in Hong Kong
Night highway in Shanghai
Tulou - in Chinese architecture apartment complex serf type common in the provinces of Fujian and Guangdong. There are square or round shape. Literally "Tulou" can be translated as "earth castle".
The interior of "earthen castle." Currently, Fujian Tulou lost defensive value, becoming a unique monuments Chinese architecture. In 2008, they were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
In Tulou can live for 500-600 people, representing three or four branches of the same clan.
A rare shot: lightning strikes the building in the city of Foshan in southern China
The stadium in the center of Beijing. In 2008, it was used during the Olympic Games. There were matches in beach volleyball.
Demolition of the building in a controlled explosion. Yunnan province
The unusual roof of the building in Wuhan, Hubei
Another construction in Shanghai. author did not specify what kind of structure, but the size of the columns is impressive
Residential Quarters in Hong Kong
The city of Ordos in China (Inner Mongolia) was founded February 26, 2001. According to the plans should there live about 1.5 million people, but the area still remains virtually uninhabited. It is called a ghost town
The City Library (left) and the building of the museum in Ordos Ordos (Inner Mongolia)
Fishing boats in the harbor. Sanya, Hainan Province
In 2007, archaeologists discovered a small village in Great Britain that dated back to the Neolithic era (7000-4000 BC. E.). She was found near the ancient buildings included in the World Heritage site known as Stonehenge (stone buildings). The Chinese made a copy of Stonehenge near residential areas in Anhui Province
This park is a ghost among the cornfields in the Chinese city Chenzhuang, about 30 km from Beijing. "Wonderland" was supposed to be an analogue of the Western "Disneyland" and the largest amusement park in Asia. But in 1998, construction was halted due to differences in the price of the land between the local authorities and farmers
A lone dancer in the building. Beijing
Apartment building in Jiangsu Province
The construction of the tallest building in Shanghai
The Chinese Venice in Zhejiang Province
under construction unusual building in Beijing
Demolition of the old quarter in the center of Shanghai. Soon, the new building will begin here.
Chinese contrasts. Anhui province
The erection of the statue of Chinese politician Soong Ching Ling, wife of Sun Yat-sen, one of the three "Soong Sisters", which played a significant role in China's history of XX century. Henan province
Building Galaxy Soho in Beijing
On the ground, the demolition of old buildings the remains are sometimes found interesting interiors. Xinjiang province
The old center. County-level city of Kashgar in Xinjiang province
a hostel in the city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province
of the collapsed building under construction in the city of Zhuhai, Guangdong
The huge building of China Central Television in the center of Beijing. Pay attention to the tiny platform window cleaners.
Demolition of buildings in the city of Taizhou, Zhejiang
Pile of buildings in Hong Kong
A new residential quarter in Kashgar in Xinjiang province
China built. Guangzhou
Offices and shopping centers in Hong Kong