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Old June 23rd, 2010, 11:43 PM   #1
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China's Commieblocks/condos

Hello everybody.
i am heading to visit china soon,and i am very excited by that
i have searched for all of the diverse of china including the architecture,
i have to mention that china have done a great job to turn it's cities to real skyscrapers cities.
most of the photos deals with the glasses new buildings which are nowadays rising slowly,but i am looking for pictures of the residential building - commieblocks/condos that as i understand became the main way of living in china.
i fell in love with the idea of living high above the ground,and this is very green idea and execution.
in most of the buildings i also love the design and the diverse use of balconies and colors.
if some can post new thread(i am aware to the old thread)about the newest from the 21 century commieblocks/condos i would be glad.
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Old June 27th, 2010, 11:49 AM   #3
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The Kunming one is adorable, a clear example of how high density is more enviroment-friendly since you have to use far less space for a lot of people, and besides you can afford huge greenery areas all around the neighborhood without creating urban deserts. The only con I see in the pic is the lack of parking lots. But I guess they use underground parkings under the condos, right? In that case it's even better. Add a huge expressway and a light metro line in the background and it'll be a perfect suburb according to my own standards.

Edit: Checked GE, and saw there're TWO highways crossing around. The light rail line should come soon or late. Perfect urbanism then
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Old June 27th, 2010, 06:20 PM   #5
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1000% better than the capitalist block/ slums of mexico and India.
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Old June 27th, 2010, 07:56 PM   #6
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It still a capitalist block too, they made beautiful to attract consumer.
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Old June 27th, 2010, 10:12 PM   #7
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Old June 27th, 2010, 10:59 PM   #8
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Those aren't commie blocks, those are capitalist blocks, they are like little to no commie blocks in china now.
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Old June 28th, 2010, 09:27 AM   #9
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This thread is Shenzhen Aerial View, there are a lot of photos of apartment complex from the air. It's beautiful.

https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=914576
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Old June 28th, 2010, 10:29 AM   #10
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notice one thing is missing is parking lot for car,in xiamen,for example, a lot of real estate developer did not even add parking lot,result is that most of tenants who own car, parked anywhere they can,specially at night.
big problem in China, is that after owning apartment,you wanted a car.
the problem mirror that of south korea. or taiwan.
In taiwan,the before you brought an apartment, alway ask if there's any parking space for your car.
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Old June 28th, 2010, 03:42 PM   #11
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Those aren't commie blocks, those are capitalist blocks, they are like little to no commie blocks in china now.
You dumb shit, commieblocks have NOTHING to do with communism or anything of that sort. Commieblock is short for Communal Blockhouses, a term I believe originated from mass housing developments in London back in the 60's (I could be wrong about the specifics, but the term definitely came about from a capitalist European country describing its own mass housing) So even housing projects in Manhattan, Queensbridge, and Brooklyn are still commieblocks. Co-op city in the Bronx is a commieblock development.
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You dumb shit, commieblocks have NOTHING to do with communism or anything of that sort. Commieblock is short for Communal Blockhouses, a term I believe originated from mass housing developments in London back in the 60's (I could be wrong about the specifics, but the term definitely came about from a capitalist European country describing its own mass housing) So even housing projects in Manhattan, Queensbridge, and Brooklyn are still commieblocks. Co-op city in the Bronx is a commieblock development.
You don't have to be a ******* ass about it
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isn't wenshou the birth place HL real estate tycoon Lee Kah seng?
hear that he invest heavely in wenzhou.
I remember back in 1988, bus ride from Hong Kong to Xiamen took some 19 hours. we past through wenzhou, back then skyline was flat.
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You dumb shit, commieblocks have NOTHING to do with communism or anything of that sort. Commieblock is short for Communal Blockhouses, a term I believe originated from mass housing developments in London back in the 60's (I could be wrong about the specifics, but the term definitely came about from a capitalist European country describing its own mass housing) So even housing projects in Manhattan, Queensbridge, and Brooklyn are still commieblocks. Co-op city in the Bronx is a commieblock development.
I don't buy this explanation. Commieblock is a derogatory description of the type of housing found in the soviet block of nation. It is difficult to find any news article describing housing in Brooklyn or of any ( democratic government )as commieblock.
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Old June 29th, 2010, 07:46 PM   #16
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Commie Blocks were invented by Le Corbusier (sp?) and are my idea of hell. that greenspace is a waste of space. Theres nothing fun to do there, and there is so much distance from the house and the rest of the cities. Unfortunately in China, they are not building these in the suburbs only but in the city center, they even have them in Lujiazui. They can build up density but having an urban jungle with a ton of different housing blocks of different hights is much more desireable IMO. I cannot imagine the bus stops at these places during rush hour.
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Old June 29th, 2010, 11:57 PM   #17
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The ability of such commieblocks to interact with its surroundings are pretty bad. Mansion blocks that open up to streets would be much better for urban areas.
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Shanghai does have mansion blocks in the city center but the commie blocks are creeping ever closer. They have them just north of Nanjing road now. I wouldn't be surprised if my house was torn down for a commie block.
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isn't wenshou the birth place HL real estate tycoon Lee Kah seng?
hear that he invest heavely in wenzhou.
I remember back in 1988, bus ride from Hong Kong to Xiamen took some 19 hours. we past through wenzhou, back then skyline was flat.
LKS is from Chaozhou, which is in Guangdong. Wenzhou is in Zhejiang.

By the way, I hate those buildings. Just because they appear green doesn't mean they are environmentally friendly. The savings in energy usage with denser populations cease to apply when skyscrapers themselves consume huge quantities of power to maintain themselves. One can just imagine the amount of chemicals used to keep those gardens, which have no use other than being pretty to eyes, manicured. The residents almost certainly move around by car, which further adds to the energy usage.

Sorry, I think those buildings represent the worst of Chinese people and not the best.
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