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Friday, July 11, 2008

Le Corbusier in Guangzhou




(please click and read the English part, if you are an architect.)

When I walked around the new district of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, I found a series of interesting ad for a new residential development. I don’t really care about the concept at all, but just the text. If you are an architect, and you can read a little bit English, you will be surprised to see this. “If there were only one form, there would not be Le Debuxixie.” Actually, the Chinese counterpart is “Le Corbusier”. This happens everywhere in China when the Chinese try to imitate something they don’t really understand but they thought they do. But as Baudrillard says, “The whole system becomes weightless, it is no longer anything but a gigantic simulacrum – not unreal, but a simulacrum, never again exchanging for what is real, but exchanging in itself, in an uninterrupted circuit without reference or circumference.”

5 comments:

Shiyun Qian said...

haha,see this:
http://shanghaiist.com/2008/07/07/people_if_you_really_have_to_use_tr.php

Chinese ArchImage Phenomena said...

thanx Koala..
but i cannot open it...

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hu said...

I saw this today and was so amused. And "George Armani" too.