These are images I took of a neighborhood near where I grew up in Orange County.  It’s this creepy Stepford kind of place.  It’s super easy to get lost because EVERYTHING LOOKS THE SAME.  It’s really incredible that a tract with hundreds of houses can seem undifferentiated.  I set out to show the ways that people customize their homes despite it being identical in model to all the homes around it, but what I ended up being convinced of is that there’s not much you can do in the given situation.  The only places people expressed any individuality was in banners, flower beds, and lawn accessories.  These are the options available to them at the local home store.  I’d like to see an architecture that doesn’t mask individuality with sameness, but showcases it.


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