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Chinese Buildings Uniformly Disturbing

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The latest China quality architecture to be causing a stir is the unashamed uniformity of a vast new Hainan suburb, combining both the charms of suburban sprawl and large-scale housing projects.

On the positive side, the “villas” are presumably a major improvement over the village shacks they are intended to replace, assuming they stay up and do not derive most of their value from a property bubble:

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At the other end of the scale of uniqueness versus uniformity, this inexplicable and rather precarious looking structure has also been arousing comment of late – it can only be hoped it is built to withstand the “magnitude 0” quakes which cause the collapse of so many Chinese buildings:

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