Like a scene from a science fiction movie: the bizarre "pyramid-shaped" building in China becomes a sensation on the Internet
- An impressive residential building in Kunshan, China, has become a new topic of online trends
- The design inspiration of the peculiar block of flats comes from the Chinese terraced rice paddies
- The 10-story structure is part of a complex that has two other buildings of similar style
- One resident said that he liked to live there because all the houses have a large balcony
Tracy You for Mailonline
A huge residential building in China rose to fame for its peculiar pyramid shape.
The 18-story futuristic structure is located in Kunshan, a city near Shanghai, and has attracted great interest from the public for its unusual design.
An impressive drones video released by the China News Service shows how the floors are stacked one on top of the other at a 45 degree angle as if they were made with Lego blocks.
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Unusual: the peculiar 10-story building is located in Kunshan, China, and has become a topic of trending among web users
Unique: two sides of the building have an inclined and projecting surface, while the other two are normal vertical walls
Lego-like: Floors in the building stacked on top of each other at a 45-degree angle as if they were made with toy blocks
With a height of 100 meters (330 feet), the strange and popular building in the Huaqiao district of Kunshan is part of a residential and commercial complex, which was completed in 2013 and has two other 12-storey structures.
The three buildings have an inclined and projecting surface on both sides, and from some angle the buildings look like pyramids. The other two outer walls of each building are normal verticals.
Masters Architectural Office, the firm that designed the complex, told MailOnline that its architects were inspired by rice fields on traditional Chinese terraces, which are built on the slopes of the mountains.
The Shanghai-based firm said it also took ideas from parkour, an urban activity that sees people running and jumping between buildings and is loved by young people in Chinese cities. Apparently, the firm expects buildings to be associated with trends and modern sport.
Not only: Standing 100 meters high, the bizarre and popular building is part of a residential and commercial complex
In total: the other two buildings have a similar architectural style and the three buildings share a central communal square
Popular: the futuristic structure is located in Kunshan and has gathered great interest from the public for its unusual design
A resident at the complex, known by his surname Huang, told China News Service that the unique design of the buildings means that each apartment has a large terrace and he especially liked the feature.
Huang, who lives in a third floor apartment, said: "It's a special way of life, my friends often come to my house to hang out on the terrace, we had tea and we relaxed."
The Chinese public has been intrigued by the trio of builders, and many web users have suggested that the complex could serve as the set of science fiction movies.
Others find the hallucinatory design. One of those users posted on Weibo, like Twitter, saying "I'm a little dizzy after looking at so many balconies"; while another wrote & # 39; would miss me in the building & # 39;
Spacious: a resident of the complex told China News Service that he especially likes the large balcony of the apartments
Web users suggest that the building complex could serve as the set of science fiction movies, and others say it seems difficult to navigate