by Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Thursday 15 August 2013

You’ve got to love how people always find a way to work around the law. Well, until the law catches up with them. Apparently, a guy from China who owns a chain of acupuncture clinics has been steadily building a mountain retreat since 2007 — complete with trees, fake rocks and the such — on the rooftop of a 26-floor residential building in Beijing.

He might now have to demolish it following complaints from the neighbors, but the fact that he made it this far with the monstrous scale of the structure is quite something.