CAIP Mapping

CAIP Mapping

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)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Le Corbusier in Guangzhou

(please click and read the English part, if you are an architect.)

When I walked around the new district of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, I found a series of interesting ad for a new residential development. I don’t really care about the concept at all, but just the text. If you are an architect, and you can read a little bit English, you will be surprised to see this. “If there were only one form, there would not be Le Debuxixie.” Actually, the Chinese counterpart is “Le Corbusier”. This happens everywhere in China when the Chinese try to imitate something they don’t really understand but they thought they do. But as Baudrillard says, “The whole system becomes weightless, it is no longer anything but a gigantic simulacrum – not unreal, but a simulacrum, never again exchanging for what is real, but exchanging in itself, in an uninterrupted circuit without reference or circumference.”

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Cell Phone Building in Tianjin

This is a cell-phone-like building in Tianjin. I have no idea what it is for. It's similar with the Key Board Building in Shanghai.
[via abbs]