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Wei Zhao's Heaven and Earth is Inspired by Shan Shui Painting

By: Meghan Young - Published: Mar 7, 2012 • References: evolo.us and designbuzz
Heaven and Earth is a floating city concept inspired by traditional Shan Shui paintings, which literally translates to "Mountain Water" in English. It is appropriate then, that the surreal architectural concept appears to belong to that same family. Mountainous in its scope with only water beneath it, the Heaven and Earth floating city concept is stunning to behold.

Conceived by China-based designer Wei Zhao, the Heaven and Earth floating city addresses the increasing population and static space afforded by the planet. It would not only be home to humans and their constructs, but also to mountains, rivers, lakes, forests and animals. Using Maglev Technology to float in the air, Heaven and Earth is essentially a gigantic magnetic aircraft. It would also generate power for the city.