When I was a kid my parents always fawned over my friend Tim's parents house. They loved it and they always talked of building a house similar to it one day. Well, they took it a step passed similar and essentially replicated the exterior of the house verbatim. It was pretty embarrassing to me because I wanted us to have our own house. It was even the same exact color. That said, it's not the shell of a home or even a town that gives it it's character, it's the contents within. The people, the sounds and the smells. It's the details that make something special and unique. There's no doubt that this town in China will be far different than it's inspirer. It would actually be pretty amazing to be one of the Austrian inhabitants of the town and go visit. Though I'm not so sure Tim felt any sort of amazement when visiting our replica of his childhood home.
user-inactivated · 2503 days ago · link ·
Haha. That is such a funny story. Your parents are pretty amazing though to actually replicate a house.
- it’s not so difficult to imagine that – one day – cities will be downloadable and reproducible all over the globe. Perhaps in the future, Architects will work purely in the conceptual realm, designing plans that consumers will then produce.