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CHINA IMITATES FOREIGN DESIGNS…

DOES SO POORLY


Nanjing, CHINA – Despite all sensory evidence, this little red-brick neighborhood is well within the borders of the Orient. In stark contrast to the current trend of massive apartment complexes, this project offers residents an opportunity to pretend that they are living abroad – specifically, in a generic, quaint European community. Some locals have criticized the obvious imitation, as China has a long architectural legacy of its own, but the project’s chief investors have continually brushed aside all complaints. “Traditional China is boring,” a spokesperson said. “Who wants a curvy roof and a fish pond when you can have PARIS?” While the construction is very recent, and most of the units have yet to be purchased, the buildings appear to be already quite old, or at least worn. The generally unrefined and dirty facade suggests that workers may have tried to use 17th century building methods in an attempt to achieve authenticity, but didn’t have the skill, materials, or patience.

2 Responses to “CHINA IMITATES FOREIGN DESIGNS…”

  1. Chinamatt says:

    Check out neighborhoods in Shenzhen–they’ve been imitating the Europe for years. Portofino is probably the most expensive place to live with million dollar apartments.

  2. MyLaowai says:

    Most Chinese workers don’t have the skill, materials, or patience to imitate twelfth century designs.

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