Lighted Flowers

Can you believe this is a functional building?

(from http://inhabitat.com)

Granted, it was built on top of an existing underground building, but we are just blown away by this architecture. And, of course, the integration of the lighting! The building really stands out against the rest of the city.

You can find this gem in Wujin, China, and city workers get to go here every day. It is also energy efficient, utilizing geothermal panels in the artificial lake for cooling.

It’s not often that outrageously unique architecture works. But when it does, it’s fabulous – and fabulously lit! It will still be a long time until we see if the goal of motivating urban development is met, but in the meantime it sure is a fun attraction that is also getting a good amount of use.