Anthony Marchetti
New Build, RosaritoNew Build, TijuanaLittle Boxes, TijuanaConstruction Site #3, TijuanaNew Houses #1, TijuanaNew Houses #2, TijuanaConstruction Site #1, TijuanaPurchase Office, RosaritoCul-de-sac, TijuanaNew Houses #3, TijuanaNew Houses #4, TijuanaConstruction Site #2, TijuanaNew Houses #5, TijuanaNew Development Street, TijuanaNew Development Street, TecateNew Neighborhood, Tijuana
Little Boxes
This project arose incidentally while I photographed in the city of Tijuana and its surrounding suburbs for Occidente Nuevo. The cross-border movement of building materials and small American tract homes has also influenced new housing design south of the US-Mexico border. Tijuana’s new suburban developments are constructed using “tiny box” architecture surprisingly reminiscent of post-World War II era planned communities in the U.S. The structures are both functional and sculptural against the stark Mexican landscape.

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