Case Study Home, by Peter Bialobrzeski

From a series of photographs of houses in the Baseco compound, a squatter camp at the mouth of the Pasig River near Manila’s port. The “Case Study” title is an allusion to the seminal midcentury California modern homes designed by Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, and others. In this case, the architects and builders remain anonymous, and the materials are largely whatever useful that could be found. I like this one because of its particular Philippine vernacular flair—traditional architecture showing through in a rough environment.

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image from Case study homes, 2008, by Peter Bialobrzeski, L.A. Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany, 27 March–23 May 2009 :: via Boing Boing

Originally published at culture-making.com.

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