Wonder underground Shanghai quarry hotel

About 20 miles southwest of Shanghai in an abandoned quarry, is located an architectural masterpiece – a hotel, The InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, considered to be the world’s first underground hotel. The InterContinental Hotels Group is behind the project as one of its flagship hotels in the country under the banner of Shimao Wonderland InterContinental. The […]

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Ancient hanging monastery in China still stands till date

In the spirit of vertigenous constructions, I bring to you Xuan Kong Si also known as the hanging monastery in ancient day China. Xuan kong can be described as a forgotten wonder of the world. It was built in 491 AD, over 1500 years ago and still stands firm till today. It was constructed by […]

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China is building a green forest city

China is making waves on its policy to combat air pollution in the country caused by intensive urbanization and industrialization. China is known for its tall buildings scattered in major cities and also a lot of international hi-tech companies, working hard to beat its competitors from within and outside Asia. Due to this there’s serious […]

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Energy efficient Shanghai tower in China

The Shanghai Tower is not only the tallest building in China but the second tallest in the world after the prestigious Burj Khalifa in Dubai.The Shanghai Tower incorporates numerous green architecture elements; its owners received certifications from the China Green Building Committee and the U.S. Green Building Council for the building’s sustainable design. . It […]

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Termite mound inspired building that cools itself in Zimbabwe

The Eastgate in Harare Zimbabwe is the largest office and shopping complex in the entire country. The complex was designed by Architect Mick Pearce in collaboration with Ove Arup engineers, Pearce’s practice is in Harare, and he specialises in buildings which are low cost, low maintenance, and have low environmental impact. It is the first […]

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HOW TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE AS AN ARCHITECTURE STUDENT

The life of an architect is such that even when he/she is in school studying; he begins to make money, this is because he gets jobs from clients who are looking for architects who will do, if not a full design, some architecture related jobs; but won’t charge much to do these jobs, in this […]

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