The complex is called the Linked Hybrid and was designed by architect Steven Hall. Located in Beijing, China, it took from 2003-2009 to complete.
So what do you get for all that? How about: 644 apartments, public green space, commercial zones, hotel, cinema, kindergarten, Montessori school, and underground parking.
images sourceIt's been dubbed, an "open city within a city". (source)
images sourceSo, what about the color, you ask?
(btw great article on religious symbolism of Buddhist colors here)
image sourceHe applied a similar concept Simmons Hall at MIT. In the deep setting of the numerous windows, color is applied to the head and jamb, creating identity for each of the ten 'houses' within the overall building.
What do you think? Does the color make these structures feel more approachable or did they miss the mark?