Level 9 earthquake-resistant
This video not only reflects the benefits of prefabrication but also epitomizes the rate at which China's built environment is growing. Cost-effective way of prefab construction should be used as a model in other developing countries, especially providing semi-permanent structures in informal settlements.
I question how much thought was put into the aesthetic design of the building and its programs. A red rectangular block, really? How will the building interact and affect its adjacent neighbors- how does it fit into the existing matrix of urban space? Long term planning efforts must be critically considered so that buildings and open space are fully integrated. Unfortunately, this is the nature of growth in China currently; the Chinese are great at efficiency but still need to work on creativity.
via [arch daily]