Chinese rich area houses tour
Forty-five minutes north of Los Angeles is a place referred to as the Chinese Beverly Hills. CNNMoney's Vanessa Yurkevich tours the booming town of Arcadia, California.
Shanghai, where the number of residents marrying foreigners hasn't changed much over the past decade, but the couples themselves are changing. That's because a growing number of Chinese men are finding spouses from overseas, something that was once almost exclusive to women.
Project Fact File: Location: Alipore, Kolkata Year of Completion: 2016 Plot Area: 5725 sq.ft Built-up Area: 13,500 sq.ft Design Firm: Rupande Shah Associates, Kolkata Scope: Interiors The project is a high end villa in Alipore, Kolkata, one of the prestigious neighborhoods of the city. The clients brief was quite clear that they wanted to make their house "a statement of luxury". Space not being a constraint, the designers had ample scope of playing around with creative elements. Using a clean and straight lined design approach, all interior spaces were planned with accurate geometrical proportions. The floor plate of the two top floors accommodated the personal spaces of the family. The 1st floor which housed the formal dining, guest room and family day room was kept as a transitional point between the formal ground floor and private floors on the 2nd and 3rd floor. The planning of each floor was kept clean and uncluttered. However, the vertical surfaces were used as blank canvases and intricate and eclectic patterns were woven on the brick and mortar walls. The essence of each area were treated to suit individual needs and perspectives of its occupants. Softer tones were used for the daughter's room and feeling of "being a princess" is what we created for her. In contrast, the son's room was more masculine and geometrical patterns in marble and wood gave it a formal look. The master suite was conceived for the space to look cheerful and warm since this was to be the meeting point for the full family to spend their evenings, when at home. The main door, acts as focus point for entering this villa, where the user is transported into a world of "luxury at its peak". The end result is stunning, classy and chic.
Take a look at China's super village, a village so successful in blending socialist ideals with capitalist growth that it seems to have inspired even the North Korean regime. Find out how did Jiangsu's Huaxi Village manage to get so rich in the first place.