|The title of “the most awesome rooftop villa” in 2012 belonged to the four villas erected on the top of a shoes wholesales market in central China’s Zhuzhou. Multi-storey buildings are usually unable to get urban planning authorities’ approval, said an experienced urban designer.|
A bizarre rooftop villa in Beijing receives great publicity these days. Surrounded by rockeries and plants, this illegal construction looks like a giant bonsai on the top of a 26-storey high-rise. Some people call it unprecedented. Is that so? Let us take a look at the odd architectures exposed before Beijing’s rooftop villa.