This beautiful bamboo bridge is one of five winners of the 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. It connects the small, two-room schoolhouse to the rest of the village. And the school is just as innovative. While it has just two rooms, louvers and walls can open or close depending on the season or type of function taking place in the school to create a larger or smaller space. The north end of the school can also be completely opened up and used as a stage for performances.
Li Xiaodong Via Inhabitat. (Images by Li Xiaodong)