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Isolated Building Studies

The Isolated Building Studies arose from my sociological and aesthetic interests in rapidly changing neighborhoods in Chicago. Seeking an expression of urban transition, I selected buildings without immediate neighbors because their urban form clashes with their seemingly quasi-urban setting. Given our understanding of urban buildings as embedded in an immediate community of structures, this tension prompts questions about the circumstances leading to isolation and, when viewed as a series, about the commonalities and distinctions of neighborhood change.

David Schalliol