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CIMC Headquarter Office Building / CCDI Dongxiying Studio

© Jian Fang © Chao Zhang © Chao Zhang © Chao Zhang + 36

Dongguan, China

White House / Atelier cnS

bird view. Image © Siming Wu harmony with the old buildings. Image © Siming Wu blue sky and cloud. Image © Lei Shen white house on the top of the roof. Image © Siming Wu + 43

Dongguan, China
  • Architects: Atelier cnS
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 6000.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

Dongguan TP-LINK Industrial Park / CCDI

Facade rhythm and order of dormitory. Image © Jian Fang
Facade rhythm and order of dormitory. Image © Jian Fang

Internal courtyard in the industrial park. Image © Jian Fang Pedestrain in the industrial park. Image © Jian Fang Set back platform communication space in outdoor corridor dormitory. Image © Jian Fang Vertical connection corridor between dormitories. Image © Jian Fang + 29

Dongguan, China
  • Architects: CCDI
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 548527.818 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

HUS V / Credohus

© Kayan Chow © Kayan Chow © Kayan Chow © Kayan Chow + 28

Dongguan, China
  • Architects: Credohus
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 380.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

NOUS Restaurant&Flowers / 0321 STUDIO

© Meat mountain © Meat mountain © Meat mountain © Meat mountain + 27

Dongguan, China
  • Interiors designers: 0321 STUDIO
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 240.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

White Elephants: Over-Budget, Unsuccessful, and Embarrassing Architecture Projects From Around the World

Not every piece of architecture can be an economic and social success. But there is one dreaded term reserved for only the mot wasteful of projects: "white elephants." The term comes from a story of the kings of Siam, now Thailand, who would reportedly gift sacred albino elephants to courtiers they didn't like. Refusing the gift from the king would have been unacceptable, but being sacred, these animals were forbidden from work, leading the courtier to financial ruin—a fact the kings knew all too well.

Of course, in architecture the term "white elephant" is used frequently to disparage certain projects, and whether a project is deserving of such infamy is usually a matter of perspective. Often eyesores or reminders of poorly spent funds, these projects refuse to be forgotten despite few wanting to remember them. Dotted around the world and across history, they all have the same thing in common: although they may (or may not) have once looked good on paper, they probably should have just stayed on paper.

Vanke Sales Office / FCHA

Courtesy of FCHA Courtesy of FCHA Courtesy of FCHA Courtesy of FCHA + 12

  • Architects: FCHA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 600.0 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014

John McAslan + Partners Selected for Chinese Biodome

John McAslan + Partners has been selected to design a Botanical Gardens and Research Center in Dongguan, China. The scheme features a large gridshell biodome which engages with landscaped mounds both inside and outside the structure. Around the base of the roof structure, a ribbon of glass will provide views which connect these interior and exterior landscapes.

Read on for more detail on the design

Basketball Stadium in Dongguan / gmp architekten

© Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl + 11

Dongguan, China
  • Architects: gmp architekten ; Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Stephan Rewolle
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 60600.0 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014