Have Chinese architects lost their minds?
"No more weird architecture," Xi said during his speech at a literary symposium, according to the People's Daily site.
China's real estate market underwent a massive boom from 2005 to 2011, during which period the country's population of 1.25 billion poured billions of yuans into new projects. The souring prices of properties attracted all kinds of investors, most of whom had no architectural sense whatsoever. As a result, the country is now rife with some of the most bizarre structures and housing projects known to mankind.
Check these out:
CCTV Headquarters in Beijing.
Ring Of Life
People's Daily's new headquarters
Doughnut-shaped skyscraper in Guangzhou.
Pangu Plaza, Beijing
Beijing's Galaxy SOHO
The Beijing Tianzi Hotel was voted as the ugliest structure in 2012.
Trouser-shaped skyscraper in Suzhou, China
Pebble-shaped complex in Soho, China by Zaha Hadid.
Having covered the male genitalia above, ladies get their own structure.