30 January 2012



UN-CRAFTED CITY

John Houghton-Brown quoting Chris Hopkinson, an English born architecture student, describing the rapid construction boom he has witnessed since moving to Beijing three months ago:

Without identity, a sense of both personal and community pride is lost. Though the various posters that are up around the city advertising new developments present them in a nice, clean, friendly and liveable condition, the architectural production they depict seems to lack inspiration.


The opposite of the Crafted City.

From the
The Independent.



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