Phallic architecture consciously or unconsciously creates a symbolic representation of the phallus. Deliberate phallic imagery is found in ancient cultures and in the links to ancient cultures found in traditional artifacts. The ancient Greeks and Romans celebrated phallic festivals and built a shrine with an erect phallus to honor Hermesmessenger of the gods.
The phallic architecture is called the Guangxi New Media Center, which finished in August after nearly two years of construction, according to Nanning Daily via Shanghaiist. This is especially obvious when it shot out fireworks from the tip during the Mid-Autumn Festival celebration on Sept. While many people made fun of the building, local media defended the architecture by explaining that the design was inspired by the terraced landscape that can be found mainly in Guangxi and Yunnan provinces.
Published: September 27, A newly erected skyscraper in the Guangxi region of China is the butt of jokes by locals and online trolls alike because of its phallic shape. However, people are mocking the long and tall structure for resembling a penis and testicles.
In 'Grey's Anatomy'. With Good Kid, m. Although the clean-minded designer didn't purposefully design a dick tower, for those of us who drew penises all over our schoolbooks and diaries, the resemblance to those sketches is uncanny. Inside the high-rise will also be a swimming pool and a swanky bar.
Locals were less than pleased at the newly-opened Guangxi New Media Centre which, apparently, resembles a penis and testicles. It was unveiled last month following two years of construction in the autonomous region of Guangxi in south-eastern China, bordering with Vietnam. Footage showed the top of the building hosting a fireworks display to mark the Mid-Autumn Festival, celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people.
There are plenty of embarrassing buildings erected around the world - but these really stand out. From London's famous Gherkin to the Washington Monument, this brickwork gets straight to the point. China's new People's Daily tower in Beijing was under fire this week after Internet users blasted the building as inappropriate.
Occasionally, whether they mean to or not, an architect will design something that people think looks like something else entirely! Sometimes what people see can be quite rude; the buildings below are prime examples of this. At first glance this might just look like any other building but take a closer look.
This is the moment a newly-opened skyscraper criticised for looking like a penis and testicles suddenly shoots fireworks out of the top. The Guangxi New Media Centre opened last month following two years of construction in the autonomous region of Guangxi, south-eastern China. The top of the building was used for a fireworks display to mark the Mid-Autumn Festival, an annual harvest festival mostly celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people. In the video footage, aerial shots of the illuminated building at night clearly show its resemblance to male genitalia.
Please refresh the page and retry. The foot, storey tower, coming to the Isle of Dogs, will feature luxury apartments, a spa, a swimming pool and a swanky bar, and has a petal-shaped design said to resemble the "prow and bow" of a ship - a nod to the nautical heritage of its surroundings. That vision is certainly apparent from street level.
A new skyscraper has been raising a few eyebrows in Chinabecause Yeah, can't really see how that got signed off, can you? The Guangxi New Media Centre opened last month after two years were spent on its construction in the region of Guangxi in south-eastern China, bordering with Vietnam. The fancy new building was used in a firework display to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, and aeriel shots caught the moment fireworks erupted from the top of it.