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Amazing.....  12th century housing structure still in use today in Tulou Province, China

Amazing..... 12th century housing structure still in use today in Tulou Province, China

A view from the side of the 10 story 80 unit multi family complex designed by BIG Architects, just outside Copenhagen.

A view from the side of the 10 story 80 unit multi family complex designed by BIG Architects, just outside Copenhagen.

Called "Hakka Houses" these small scale castle are impenetrable and can hold up to 800 people at a time

Called "Hakka Houses" these small scale castle are impenetrable and can hold up to 800 people at a time

Just a short trip from downtown Copenhagen, nestled on a hill top outside the city, is this 10-story 80-unit housing community designed by Big Architects.

Just a short trip from downtown Copenhagen, nestled on a hill top outside the city, is this 10-story 80-unit housing community designed by Big Architects.

At 220,000 square meters  this sustainable community in Beijing China is supported by a geothermal system and is aiming to be the world's largest green residential project. "An open city within a city" it includes 750 homes and was designed by Steven Holl Architects.

At 220,000 square meters this sustainable community in Beijing China is supported by a geothermal system and is aiming to be the world's largest green residential project. "An open city within a city" it includes 750 homes and was designed by Steven Holl Architects.

Habitat 67 in Montreal, Quebec by Moshe Safdie. A pre-fabricated, modular affordable housing development.

Habitat 67 in Montreal, Quebec by Moshe Safdie. A pre-fabricated, modular affordable housing development.