Situated on an area of around 100 acres, and 45 minutes’ drive from the center of Beijing, are the ruins of ‘Wonderland’. Construction stopped more than a decade ago, with developers promoting it as ‘the largest amusement park in Asia’. Funds were withdrawn due to disagreements over property prices with the local government and farmers. So what is left are the skeletal remains of a palace, a castle, and the steel beams of what could have been an indoor playground in the middle of a corn field.
All these structures of rusting steel and decaying cement are another sad example of property development in China involving wasted money, wasted resources and the uprooting of farmers and their families. It is a reflection of the country’s property market which many analysts say the government must keep tightening steps in place. The worry is a massive increase in inflation and a speculative bubble that might burst, considering that property sales contribute to around 10 percent of China’s growth.
Construction work at the park, which was promoted by developers as ‘the largest amusement park in Asia’, stopped around 1998 after funds were withdrawn due to disagreements over property prices with the local government and farmers. With local governments often dependent on land sales to fund payments on a staggering 10.7 trillion yuan ($1.7 trillion) of debt, Beijing worries that a collapsing property market will trigger a wave of defaults that in turn will hit the banks. More worrisome, the property market, which contributes about 10 percent of Chinese growth and drives activity in 50 other sectors, could drag the real economy to a hard landing. (REUTERS / David Gray)
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“We chose high-tech style as subconsciously opposite to extremely hot weather during almost entire year in this area. In this project the vertical plan carries the main idea of the design.”
Are you an Architect? Have you ever felt like you need a creative way to get your message across ? Here is the perfect insiration for you! An article with 40 Creative Business Cards. Have a look at the examples and don`t forget that a business card always mirrors your personality. For more pictures click here.
Perched on a secluded expanse of the luminous Mayan Caribbean, and surrounded by legendary relics of one of the world’s most ancient cultures, Be Tulum’s comfort and tranquility offer the fast track to its guest’s peace of mind. It is the only fullserviced resort in the area featuring contemporary design resting in perfect harmony within the untouched natural setting. Continue reading »
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The new building is located on a narrow 1500 square meter cul-de-sac property in the residential area of Klein Windhoek. Earmarked for low-density office development in the local town-planning scheme, this area is gradually being transformed but without sacrificing its distinct residential scale. More info and pictures!
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House in Hieidaira by Tato Architects on thisispaper.com
The house is located in Shiga Prefecture halfway up Mt. Hiei. The client is an artist who needed an atelier and a house for his family with a space for his parents to live together in the near future…
Our daily design inspirations begin with a beautiful lady wearing simple, but cute dress … with nice matching decoration on her wrist. Anyway … as we move further down, I would like to highlight A Tree of Many Faces by Jeremiah Morelli and Skymaids and Starfish by Laura Diehl. These two illustrations got my attention … professional, creative and original. It’s the first time I’ll be suggesting something from our logo design section …. but Mujo by Ivan Bobrov is seriously worth it. Love how he managed to embed the motion into this artwork. Do not forget to check the Vögele Shoes ad by Jung von Matt / Limmat … those were my last words .) Enjoy today’s collection!