Anthony Marchetti
New Development (never completed)New Build, RosaritoLittle Boxes, TijuanaNew Build (never completed) #2New Build (never completed) #1Abandoned Construction SiteLumber YardBillboardChurch (never completed) #1Construction Site #1, TijuanaConstruction Site #3, TijuanaNew Houses #2, TijuanaPurchase Office, RosaritoCul-de-sac, TijuanaVacant Beach House #2Vacant Beach House #1New Development Street, TijuanaNew Development Street, TecateNew Neighborhood, TijuanaWater Cistern
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.

(2010 - 2013)