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Is it a result of limited urban space? Is it because earthquake damage in the region demands more frequent rebuilding? Or is it a reflection of Japanese culture? Whatever it is, Tokyo is home to some of the most unusual homes on the planet, home that those of us in other parts of the world might look at and think: ‘I’m not sure I’d want to live in that’. Here’s five buildings that the Zouk team might think twice about before relocating.
Practised in China for over 6,000 years, feng shui has played a significant role in shaping the country’s architecture. Despite attempted suppression during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, feng shui has not only remained prominent in its country of origin, but has become well known across the Western world too.
The Ming Chair was a piece of furniture once reserved exclusively for people of power, but in present day China – and the rest of the world, in fact – the Ming chair has been transformed into an item for anyone. These five contemporary interpretations offer a different view of the Ming Chair, some with more practicality than others!