Solar City Tower in Rio de Janeiro

Water from Heaven

Sorry for the unfashionably religious title to this post, but when we see things like the Solar City Tower being erected for the next Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, we start gnashing our teeth and talking in tongues.

The Oct Egg

As if pathologically terrified of the ghosts from a past they almost completely obliterated during the Cultural Revolution, and perhaps also in large part to reinvent their identity with a contradictorily uniform surge of individual expression, the Chinese seem to be willing the future—their particular brand of the future—into being with a force worthy of its own creation myth.  And nowhere is that more evident than in the strange, audacious structures they are erecting.