What singer or musician could resist the magical prospect of living inside a luxurious piano-shaped house? The Piano House, an incredible luxury property in China, was designed by talented architects from the Hefei University of Technology. The structure actually consists of two musical instruments, with its principal building being a sleek black piano reproduced on a 50:1 scale, as well as an equally impressive violin made of transparent glass.
This extravagant and marvelous building was created in celebration of the development and growth of the city of Huainan, and now hosts events of all kinds from corporate meetings to weddings. It is open to the public and thus, as you might imagine, sees swarms of tourists each day eager to have a look inside.
The building is perhaps most beautiful at night however, when fluorescent lights illuminate the instruments’ majestic profiles and create a spectacular, almost spaceship-like effect. Apart from hosting various events and opening itself to the public, the Piano House is a common gathering place for the musicians from China’s prestigious music colleges. They come to practice, play freely and meet one another. The entire building in fact is strewn with musical instruments, which one encounters at every turn.
And, when the sun’s heat is unbearable, the Piano House proves useful not just to musicians by providing a large and pleasant shaded area underneath it. Tourists and locals alike seek shelter under what has by now become the symbol of the rich city of Huainan.
Of course, the piano is only one part of this magnificent property. Appearing to lean against the giant piano is a glass violin, the building’s entrance, which contains a steel staircase that leads to various classrooms and meeting rooms. The interior, just like the exterior, is distinctly contemporary in style, displaying stylishly a passion for music and in particular, the piano and violin.