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“Puzzle Ball Theater” Architects Pays Homage to 19th-Century Chinese Puzzle Balls

London-based Steven Chilton Architects (SCA) has designed this stunning theater as entry for a competition. SCA takes its inspiration from ancient Chinese ivory puzzle balls, intricately carved artifacts made of concentric spheres carved from a single piece of ivory. Each sphere,  freely rotating, has open carving, and to … Continue reading

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China Opens World’s Coolest Library With 1.2 Million Books

MVRDV and Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute (TUPDI) have completed Tianjin Binhai Library as part of a larger masterplan to provide a cultural district for the city. The 33,700m2 cultural centre featuring a luminous spherical auditorium and floor-to-ceiling cascading … Continue reading

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China’s Apricot Blossom

Image credits:  Swordlily Chang Far in the northern China, there locates the Yili Kazak Autonomous Prefecture which has attracted many tourists there every year for its gorgeous natural scenery. Famed as “the Jiangnan beyond the north of the Great Wall”, Yili … Continue reading

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The Faceless Figures by Julien Malland aka Seth

Fengjing, China Born in Paris, in 1972, Julien Malland began painting murals in the 20th arrondissement of Paris under the name of Seth. He made himself known among Parisian graffiti artists by creating characters. As a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des … Continue reading

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25 Of The Most Dangerous Journeys To School In The World

In some parts of the world school can be a hard-won luxury. According to UNESCO, progress in connecting children to schools has slowed down over the past five years. Areas that lack suitable school routes can often flood, making it … Continue reading

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Southern Sky Column aka Avatar Hallelujah Mountain

The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (Chinese: 湖南张家界国家森林公园; pinyin: Húnán Zhāngjiājiè Guójiā Sēnlín Gōngyuán; literally: “Hunan Zhangjiajie National Forest Park”) is a unique national forest park located in Zhangjiajie City in northern Hunan Province in the People’s Republic of China. It is … Continue reading

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China, China the Porcelain Portrait Busts by Ah Xian

China, China: recent works in porcelain by Ah Xian was an exhibition of 40 hand-painted, porcelain body-casts by one of the most interesting artists to emerge from post-cultural revolution China. The exhibition was the result of the artist’s sojourn to Jingdezhen, … Continue reading

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Olive Pit Sculpture Carved in China in 1737

In 1737 Ch’en Tsu-chang, originally from Kwangtung, followed the natural shape of an olive pit to carve a small boat. On the boat there are eight figures, each of which is animated and expressive in an individual manner. The entire … Continue reading

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Teahouse at the Southern Peak

Are you ready for the most adventurous tea of your life? This photojournal shows the trip that is necessary to get to the teahouse on the southern peak of Mt. Huashan in China. The base of the mountain is called … Continue reading

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China’s Legendary “Dreaming of the Tiger Spring” Sculpture

“Located at the foot of Daci Hill in the Hangszou, Zhejiang province of China lies the scenic Hupao Spring, also known as theDreaming of the Tiger Spring. The picturesque landscape features an eye-catching sculpture of a man, seemingly caught in a … Continue reading

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