Posts Tagged ‘China’


Aug03

China deploys world’s first elevated bus

2016 at 06:59 pm by admin | Comments Off

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After initially unveiling its plans for the future of public transportation in 2010, China has finally put its plan into action by mobilizing the very first elevated bus! The straddling bus, called the TEB-1, took its inaugural cruise through Qinhuangdao on August 2nd, and showed off the bus’ ability to ease traffic congestion safely. The bus itself straddles over traffic, driving on rails situated on both sides of the road, and can carry up to 300 passengers at once. The bus will continue carrying excited travelers, with plans to expand the service to other cities throughout China. Check out the video below to see the bus’ inaugural launch!

Jul21

Bookstore awes customers with modern architecture

2016 at 06:04 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Earlier this month, design studio XL-Muse was commissioned to redesign the Zhongshuge book store in Zhen Yuan, China, and the result is a modern-themed experience in architecture! The design, which takes advantage of mirrors and exotic shapes to create unique environments like caverns and tunnels, was inspired by the scenery of Zhen Yuan, which features a number beautiful riverside locations and arched bridges. The mirrored floors are meant to recreate the effect of water, and the ceiling is painted to recreate the starry night sky, allowing visitors to be transported into a surreal environment. The bookstore itself features a large reading area, lobby, and kid’s space featuring playgrounds and attractions. The Zhongshuge store is the latest in XL-Muse’s innovative design, with architectural work previously being hosted in Hangzhou last year.

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Jul16

Disneyland Shanghai designs unveiled

2015 at 01:13 pm by admin | Comments Off

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In an exciting move for Disney fans all over the world, Disney has officially released our first look at the upcoming Disneyland Shanghai amusement parks! The news was unveiled at a press conference by Disney chief executive Bob Iger, who went on to describe what the park will offer to its visitors. Disney Shanghai will be split into six distinct areas based on Disney films, animations, and media. These include Mickey Avenue as the main entrance to the park, which will lead to the Gardens of Imagination, Fantasyland, Adventure Isle, Trasure Cove, and Tomorrowland.

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There will also be unique areas like the Star Wars Launch Bay and Marvel Universe parks, which will feature props, memorabilia, sets, and other events for visitors to enjoy. New events have already been announced for the park as well, including a Mandarin-language stage performance of the “Lion King” musical, as well as exclusive merchandise like Zodiac-themed Disney characters. The park, which is located in Chuansha, Shanghai, will open in Spring 2016, so make plans to check out the newest grandiose Disney resort next year!

Apr07

Family creates Transformers art from scrap

2015 at 03:02 pm by admin | Comments Off

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A father and son team in China have taken to recreating famous characters from the Transformers franchise entirely out of spare parts and scrap! Farmer Yu Zhilin and his son work together to create the statues, painting and welding them together in an empty building on their land. Through this process, the two artists transform tons of garbage into giant display pieces of popular Autobot characters, using the designs of robots like Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Jetfire, and more to inspire their creations.

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Some of the statues feature special gimmicks like LED eyes and smoke breath, and stand upwards of 20 feet tall, towering over the buildings around them! Turning trash into art has become a hobby of theirs, with customers and collectors from all over the world looking to purchase their creations. Take a look for yourself!

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Jan26

600-foot candy mosaic sweetens up Chinese street

2015 at 03:09 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Department store IFS celebrated its first anniversary in Chengdu, China in a tasty way with a gigantic candy carpet mosaic display! The art piece, titled “Sweet as One”, was created by design duo company Craig & Karl. The carpet features a number of colorful designs and decorations, including vibrant flowers, swirls, and even cute panda caricatures.

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The most astounding part of the piece is its size, reaching a total of 14,000 square feet over its 607 foot length! Over 2,000 volunteers helped make the carpet a reality over the span of five days, using a total of 19 tons of rainbow-colored treats. IFS commissioned the piece as a means to raise awareness for underprivileged children in rural China, and plans to donate the candy along with lunches to children across the nation.