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China officially bans ‘weird’ architecture

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 07, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Lucy Wang last modified Mar 06, 2016

Chinese President Xi Jinping first called for an end to “weird architecture” back in 2014, when he harangued many of the country’s unusually shaped buildings, including copycat architecture of famous Western landmarks, from a replica of the U.S. Capitol to an entire clone of the UNESCO-protected Austrian Hallstatt village. According to the South China Morning Post (SCMP), the directive states that urban architecture should henceforth be “suitable, economic, green and pleasing to the eye,”...




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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