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MagazineApr 12, 2015
Again a "nail house" in China, the last building in the area. This one is in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. According to local media, the owner of the house didn't reach an agreement with the local authority about compensation of the demolition. A common thing in China, therefor a lot more of this so called nail houses in this gallery.
Owner Zhao Xing, 58, collects water near his partially demolished "nail house", the last house in the area, at a construction site in Kunming, Yunnan province October 30, 2010. Zhao refused to move due to unsatisfactory compensation for his house, even as the water and electricity supplies of his house have been cut. Stringer Shanghai / Reuters/REUTERS