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The Chinese Dream: Original Architecture Not Included

The Chinese Dream: Original Architecture Not Included
The Chinese Dream: Original Architecture Not Included , Western-styled developments are increasingly popular in China, such as this suburb of Shanghai. Image © Flickr CC User Brian Yap
Western-styled developments are increasingly popular in China, such as this suburb of Shanghai. Image © Flickr CC User Brian Yap

Looking for your dream home? Picket fence, driveway (sedan included), basketball net, and terracotta pots complete with flowers in bloom, available now in the quiet neighbourhood of Rancho Santa Fe in Shanghai, China. According to this article in The Guardian, "The Chinese Dream" is currently sweeping the People's Republic, with Western planning models replicated with identical ineffective results. The article offers an intimate insight into the role of American architectural fetishism in modern China, and how the government is now fighting to curb the trend. Read the complete article here

Cite: Finn MacLeod. "The Chinese Dream: Original Architecture Not Included " 24 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/540418/the-chinese-dream-original-architecture-not-included/> ISSN 0719-8884