Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva
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Redeco: from the 1980s tile-clad to nouveau-deco

2013:


2021:


In the past 8 years, this modest apartment building with Wuzhong district market on the ground floor, went from a tile-clad ugly to this deco-ey coquette, passing through an intermediate iteration with floral grills over the A/C units. Now some wonder if this is a historic building! The vertical logo on the facade announces New Xuhui Shanghai Style Fresh 新徐汇尚上鲜. I hear the market has been revamped but remains in place.

...It's time to introduce a new column on my blog, called "I Don't Recognize Shanghai," or IDRS.
Tags: 2013, 2021, architecture, art deco, then and now, wulumuqi road, 乌鲁木齐中路
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