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Residential Facades

Residential Facades focuses on the documentation of suburbia: overgrown and under-planned. These continuously replicated structures boast an overwhelming sense of the generic; the nature of which is an indicator of the death of the local. The result of which is the eventual decline of spatially derived identity and the emergence of a generic suburba, or dare i say american vernacular.

These undadorned "facades", serve as a meatphor for the veil of wealth and stabilty. they hint at the American dream which in light of current national fiscal status, it seems we can no longer afford.The title itelf confronts us with a convenient double entendre, one simultaneously describing the physical face of these homes (and in turn our neighborhoods and projected identities), and the illusion behind which lingers the fragility of a nation.

travis shaffer