Chinese Buildings With Fake Windows Painted On

Chinese Buildings with Fake Windows Painted On

In the city of Qingdao, a new apartment complex is raising eyebrows. Some of the windows, it seems, aren't windows. They're paint.

China's iFeng reports that on one side of the buildings, there are "false windows" that were painted to look like the real deal. From a distance, it is hard to tell that they are phoney. Up close, however, it's clear the windows on the outer walls were neatly coated on.

Chinese Buildings with Fake Windows Painted On
Chinese Buildings with Fake Windows Painted On
Chinese Buildings with Fake Windows Painted On
Chinese Buildings with Fake Windows Painted On

In China, there are government-owned apartments designated to be affordable so that low-income earners can buy or rent, putting them in high demand. These apartments, according to Chinese reports, fall into that category, but it looks like corners were cut to save cash. Corners? Sorry, I meant windows.

山东经适房墙体画假窗 回应为装饰 [iFeng]

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    They're painted onto the stairwells, so it's not really that big a deal.

      But it is just stupid. Why does the Chinese government constantly mandate this kind of behaviour. May as well have just photo shopped the windows on, like North Korea.

      The stairwells are also painted on.

    You got it all wrong.

    This is the new window sized radiation mask thats gonna be the next big thing. ^_^

    but it looks like corners were cut to save cash. Corners? Sorry, I meant windows.

    The irony is that if they really wanted to save cash, they should've just saved the paint and man hours and not paint on the fake windows in the first place.

    Last edited 29/10/13 10:11 am

    Mountain out of a molehill - done purely for aesthetic reasons and nothing as insidious as what is being implied

    I honestly don't see what the big deal is. I've seen this kind of thing in Europe, in Japan and even in Australia. Not on a building that tall sure, but it all basically starts with an architect or a designer thinking "Hmmm this looks really bland, but we don't have the budget to do X" or "Construction already started and it's too late to do X". So they opted to paint it in different colours, in this case in the shape of windows.

    There are real windows on the walls just adjacent to the walls with painted windows, and they face inwards... Surely it would be better to have those windows on the out-facing walls???
    There are some really stupid architects in China.

      It's a stairwell, windows are usually placed at the landings. Not that windows are needed at all in a stairwell, but at least they provided some.

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