Anthony Marchetti

projects > 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)

New Development (never completed)
Archival Inkjet Print
2010
New Build, Rosarito
Archival Inkjet Print
2011
Little Boxes, Tijuana
Archival Inkjet Print
2011
New Build (never completed) #2
Archival Inkjet Print
2012
New Build (never completed) #1
Archival Inkjet Print
2012
Abandoned Construction Site
Archival Inkjet Print
2013
Lumber Yard
Archival Inkjet Print
2012
Billboard
Archival Inkjet Print
2013
Church (never completed) #1
Archival Inkjet Print
2011
Construction Site #1, Tijuana
Pigmented Ink Print
2011
Construction Site #3, Tijuana
Archival Inkjet Print
2013
New Houses #2, Tijuana
Archival Inkjet Print
2011
Purchase Office, Rosarito
Archival Inkjet Print
2011
Cul-de-sac, Tijuana
Archival Inkjet Print
2010
Vacant Beach House #2
Archival Inkjet Print
2012
Vacant Beach House #1
Archival Inkjet Print
2012
New Development Street, Tijuana
Archival Inkjet Print
2010
New Development Street, Tecate
Archival Inkjet Print
2012
New Neighborhood, Tijuana
Archival Inkjet Print
2011