COPY & PASTE (a whole village)
Some time ago I was talking about the power of copy and remix http://anotherarchitect.tumblr.com/post/18037409677/remix-is-everywhere-there-are-this-days-when.
Of course it´s hard for architects to imagine that we CAN copy and by remixing it make it better. But again : WE SHOULD MAKE IT BETTER!
A developer in China mis-understood something in this line of thoughts and just copied a picturesque Austrian village in China. The funny thing about the story is that the village was copied secretly! I can imagine how the village was occupied by Chinese tourists with measure tapes and taking 360 degree views everywhere ;)
It´s sad to see that a country that is actually building most of the latest technology for the whole world and could with it´s economic power try to re-invent ways we do construction falls into the trap of copying the picturesque. This copycat probably did not hear about global warming and that we actually need to re-think the way we built today.