Wangjing Soho Building was designed by the architect Zaha Hadid, winner of many awards and the architect responsible for some of our most futuristic architecture. Her original building was designed for Wanjing, but an uncanny resemblance has popped up in the city of Chongqing, China. The British architect says she plans on taking legal action for the theft of her intellectual property.
American looking mansions are starting to become a popular model that many wealthy Chinese are interested in. A particularly foreign-inspired development is Rose Garden development, outside Shanghai. This particular mansion is 9,600 square feet and went on the market for $13 million.
With over 100 reproductions of the worlds most famous and iconic architectural structures, they took their name quiet seriously.
Another DC landmark can be found in China. Is it really copying if the original Capitol Hill was another architect copying a German structure? The Leinster House in Dublin contains strong traces of Greek and Roman Architecture, which has been carried over via the American structure, and finally appears in China.
They seem to admire the Eiffel Tower a lot in Chine. Situated in a gated community that boasts a capacity of almost 100,000 people but with a mere 2,000 inhabitants, we bet this place feels a little lonely and might actually be a little far off from the romantic vibe that the actual tower provides.
The home of the President of the United States has been successfully bootlegged, though the Chinese architects responsible did manage to add their own Chinese flair to the building. This seems to be one of those structures where the architect can claim "inspiration" instead of downright "copying", but nevertheless, the resemblance to Obama's crib is uncanny.