How fast can you build a 15-story hotel? Try six days.

Ever lived in a city where the skyline is literally changing every six months?  How about every week?  When I lived in Shanghai, I was blown away by the speed at which the skyline was changing — buildings seemed to literally spring up from nowhere.  Case in point: this 15-story Ark Hotel in Changsha, China was literally built in six days.   And not just some flimsy, cheapo building, either.  It’s level nine earthquake resistant, sound-proofed and thermal-insulated.  Thanks to pre-made construction modules and modern construction techniques, Chinese construction happens at a seriously dizzying speed. I don’t know if I would risk rooming at this hotel, because I have a few doubts about its safety. What about you — would you stay in a building built in six days?

Watch the magic happen from day zero to six.

Love innovative, fobulous buildings as much as we do?  Check out Hong Kong’s transforming apartment, Japan’s unbelievably skinny house and Singapore’s 55 floor high cliff-hanger swimming pool.


(Thanks Dunks!)

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