Posts filed under “Architecture & Design”

Koolhaas Masterpiece TVCC after the fire

7 years of hard work and efforts, the multi-million dollar modernist architecture unveiled for 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing is now an eyesore. The blaze renderes the 31 story structure unuseable, as the titamium alloy and zinc of the outer structure was burnt! With 159m height, the building designed by 2 reknown Architect, Rem Koolhaas […]

Beijing National Stadium “The Nest”

The clocks across China are counting down to the day in the evening of August 8th, the moment when Beijing will launch the games of the 29th Olympiad. In preparation for its moment in the centre of the world stage, the city has transformed itself from the downager of old to a dazzling young star […]

The Dragon – Shanghai’s hope and icon

The sky is not the limit! Shanghai, already crowded with skyscrapers built on the back of robust economic growth and financial, will top up a tallest building in the world at 580m with 118 stories and contain an area of 433,954 sqm. The Shanghai Center, a supertall skyscraper was approved for construction in Pudong area […]

Shanghai Pudong International Ariport New Terminal

The new Shanghai Pudong International Airport Terminal 2, which has advanced facilities and modern design, went into operation on March 26, 2008. It was conceived as a world-class airport, and one of the largest airport buildings in the world, with capacity of 60 million passengers annually. Today, I’m very exciting as I have the opportunity […]

Shanghai Financial Center – Giant Bottle Opener

The Shanghai World Financial Center was planned to be the tallest building in the world when it was frist designed in 1997. This 97 storey building has surpassed the spires of Petronas Tower in Kuala Lumpur. When construction started, the 508m tall Taipei 101 was already underway to becoming the world tallest building. Plans was […]

Sam Ba Sing Tzik – Macau

Bought a ferry ticket to Macau at HK-Macau ferry terminal. Get out from Sheung Wan MTR and follow the signs It’s just upstairs. There are some other ferry companies staff shouting everywhere for their cheap fares but I ended up buying a ticket from Turbojet. First, I don’t like people that approached me out of […]

BIG Buddha in HK

Again… I flew to HK. I love HK !! (An excuse to leave China?? @.@) When flying to Hong Kong, don’t forget to look for the Giant bronze Buddha. A world LARGEST Buddha statue (WOW~~~ ) sits cross-legged atop a green peak on Lantau Island with access via a very looooooong staircase. It was build […]

Shanghai World Financial Center

Pudong, Lujiazui new icon – The Shanghai World Financial Center will be complete in 3 years, in time for the 2008 Beijing Olympic! The world will soon witness the birth of Shanghai World Financial Center, a tower pf Power, a dynamic and new, mixed-use 101 story development that soars 492m into the sky! In a […]

Vernice Of The East – ZhouZhuang Water Town

No. 1 Water Town Of China – Zhou Zhuang , offer a glimpse of life in ancient China It lies at the middle between Shanghai and Suzhou, is an ancient town of Kunshan City, Jiangsu Province, where abounds with rivers and lakes. So it is thought by many to be the best waterside town in […]

Building in style

Glass wall in the dark! Walk pass a street and saw this glass wall which create a soft, elegant atmosphere for this intimate evenings in balmy weather! I can’t say this is a great archi but instead, a good design.