26 Feb '16, 12pm

Green News: China Discourages ‘Weird’ Architecture https://t.co/GTiTjOkw8u

Green News: China Discourages ‘Weird’ Architecture https://t.co/GTiTjOkw8u

Unhappy with the direction that modern urban architecture has taken, Chinese leaders have issued a directive that prohibits the construction of big, strange-looking buildings that are too obvious about their foreign design influences. The New York Times reports that the State Council, China's cabinet, and the Communist Party's Central Committee issued a directive that seeks to reel in projects that are "oversized, xenocentric, weird" and instead encourages designs that are "suitable, economic, green, and pleasing to the eye." China already has three reproductions of the Arc de Triomphe, an Eiffel Tower, and ten White Houses. But enough is enough, the party leader said. President Xi Jinping called for an end to "weird architecture" in 2014, and the People's Daily later predicted that would spell the end to modernistic designs like "Giant Trousers," the nickname for the buil...

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