Great Wall of China Collapses

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A recently restored section of the Great Wall of China has collapsed, prompting much soul-searching as to how modern Chinese construction techniques could not keep standing for 2 decades what had previously stood for centuries.

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  • Chen-04 commented on November 18, 2013 01:37

    Do you mean a lack of (honesty and greed) Or dou you mean a (lack of honesty) and greed?... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 11, 2012 19:20

    Ancient China known for the best engineering and good architectures. Modern China is best known for their "Do it wrong at the super-duper-ultra-wrongest wrong ever".... More


Starbucks, Japanese Style

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The “harmonious” design of a Starbucks outlet located at one of Japan’s top Shinto sites has outraged the architectural sensibilities of many Japanese, although pleasurable feelings of violation at the hands of corporate America are sadly complicated by the fact it was designed by Japanese architects…

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  • Anonymous commented on January 19, 2017 03:00

    NO! Kick them off the cliffs these big nosed imperialists! Don't drink their black poison or eat their junk food proud people of Japan! 万歳!!!... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 12, 2012 23:06

    As expected, Japanese style looks like an ogre barbarian mound serving rat diarrhea.... More


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China’s latest boast is a 30 floor hotel built in only 15 days and supposedly able to withstand “magnitude 9” earthquakes.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 9, 2012 03:33

    its not impossible. Its just that we're so used to the SLOW pace in the western world... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 6, 2012 10:55

    Made of Garbage no doubt. Really China, If you want to look for attention you got it. Now stop being a spoilt child and build something safe. Christ even my mouse is breaking apart and... More


Korean Skyscraper “Reminiscent of 9/11”

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A new skyscraper planned to grace the skyline of Seoul has been accused of resembling the spectacle of the World Trade Center under terrorist attack.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 17, 2012 05:53

    The thought put into it is cool although, yes, it does look eerily similar to 9/11....I'm sure there was a way to accomplish the same intention with a different design...one not reminiscing of 9/11.... /: I... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 19, 2011 23:58

    Not trolling but lurking.:)... More


China Builds “Leaning Tower of Zhejiang”

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A China quality apartment building is currently being hailed as an inadvertent copy of Pisa’s famous architectural blunder, thanks to its increasingly pronounced lean – and as an added bonus, the tilting tower looks as though it may be about to create the world’s largest domino set.

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  • JD commented on November 14, 2011 06:01

    wow....just wow... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 11, 2011 14:12

    "You goddamn Mongorians! Stay away from my shitty warr!!"... More


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Chinese Internet users are furious at pictures showing the palatial luxury of the Harbin Pharmaceutical Group’s main offices.

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  • 岸谷新罗 commented on September 21, 2011 13:25

    表示压力很大。确实现在中国许多许多的问题存在着,不过在今天能看这样的报道我觉得就已经是一种进步了,不是么? 西方国家一直没有放弃对中国的和平演变,我相信中国的市场经济其实也是一种资本主义话的过程。就如同中国拿市场经济模式来发展经济,而美国借鉴宏观调控理论来规范经济一样,问题在于“度”如何去掌握,从而确定社会的性质。 其实最另我感到不安的不在于贫富差距,而是无论怎样的体制,全力永远在少数人手里,而我们知道人性是丑陋的,正如当年苏联出卖国家一样,我害怕被国家所出卖。... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 15, 2011 11:36

    Communism in practice has always been a bit different to communism in theory. And by "a bit" I mean "completely".... More


Mio House Model Quite Something

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Detailed architectural plans of the various houses featured in K-ON! are nothing new, but for one fan only a meticulous 1:100 model of the Akiyama residence would do.

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  • Darklob commented on May 1, 2011 15:41

    For hardcore fan its blasphemy to commercialize these holy objects I think :P... More

  • Darklob commented on May 1, 2011 15:39

    Yay now I can stalk Mio whiles in my own room.... More


Shabby Railway Stations of Japan

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Japan’s railway network may be renowned as one of the best in the world, but that doesn’t stop large parts of it, particularly many tiny rural stations, from being rather shabby – train and photography otaku share the worst examples:

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  • Anonymous commented on January 19, 2017 02:50

    Most of them look okay-ish. That you invest less on the countryside where fewer and fewer people live is normal. Even if it shouldn't be that way in a first world country. What bugs me... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 6, 2012 00:57

    [Insert asian cock joke here]... More


Forsaken Japan

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The exploration of Japan’s forgotten places continues below, with the intrepid urban explorer from the previous gallery returning to share more of his expeditions.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 24, 2011 16:19

    what is a love hotel? is it where you do sex?... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 10, 2011 15:31

    These pics look like a good setting for an eroge.... More


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A detailed diagram of none other than Nagato Yuki‘s very own home is featured in this month’s issue of a Tokyo housing magazine.

The otaku taste for dabbling in architecture is well established, but Nagato’s apartment likely ranks up higher than most other such schematics.

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  • Quen commented on November 13, 2010 12:14

    I merely wrote the article since I am an otaku, and this is what I regard as one of my otaku activities. Trust me on this. ^^;... More

  • Quen commented on November 13, 2010 12:13

    Thanks, glad you liked it.... More


Creepy Buildings Gallery

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2ch’s renowned population of architectural critics have assembled an impressive collection of buildings which in their collective estimation qualify as “creepy” – an appraisal few are likely to find fault with.

Japan in particular is no slouch in providing examples of ill-advised architecture…

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  • Anonymous commented on June 14, 2016 23:57

    Some of these really trigger my OCD. I don't REALLY have OCD, but everyone has a bit of it.... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 25, 2014 15:11

    no photo from inside the wall city? 1/10... More


Giant PS3 Spotted

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Sony’s expertise in either miniaturisation or mimicry seems evident from the above image.

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  • Michael commented on August 7, 2010 11:01

    They would build the central air system too small to accommodate the building, hire cheap foreign labor to do a crappy job with brick & mortar, the building would suffer from extreme fatigue and warping,... More

  • TehBoringOne commented on August 5, 2010 10:08

    And some of the workers there have red things on their labia, only those are from STDs...... More


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