One thing I found amazing about some countries is the great amount of different lands inside the territory. Continental countries like Brazil, United States, Russia and of course, China, got a variety of great looking landscapes outside urban areas, like we show you here. Here are the works of some truly talented photographers that show us some mesmerizing Chinese countryside scenes. This is a definitely a specially beautiful country which I'd love to visit some day. For more of these pictures, please visit each photographer's page simply by clicking each image.
Beautiful Houses: Holistic Health Club in Hangzhou, China
I have been doing the Beautiful Houses post for a while now, and I am also a big fan of architecture. And although I browse architecture related sites looking for inspiring houses, every single day I get impressed with new architectural master pieces.
Today we will show you the beautiful Holistic Health Club, a project by Crox International. The shapes, wood, colours, and the style of the house create a modern and relaxed place for meditation and comfort.
Description from the architects:
We often experience nature’s beauty from afar? generally from our comfort zones. A subtle separation can create the safety we need, and from a place of peace, we can then enjoy and ponder the wonders and beauties of nature. The layout was configured through the use of flexible thresholds, i.e. curtains and movable mirrors, to create an open environment that can be utilized freely as well as closed for exclusive workshops. The light that reflects inwards derives from the sunlit courtyard outside, it dances around the atmosphere, spreading light and shadow throughout One Taste.
Check out Crox International website for further inspiring projects.
We found this house at Contemporist.