The houses showcased in this series illustrate the spirit and evolution of common houses found in American neighborhoods for the past three centuries. The installation represent a range of 24 homes from Folk to McMansions. The development of these styles is a reflection of our ever changing taste and sensibilities.

The photographs in “American homes” are the result of my passion and investigation into architecture, structure and light. My previous experience with three-dimensional forms helped to create a fluid transition into my understanding of the history and design of our homes.

Architectural models were carefully selected, designed and constructed for these photographs with the help of architect Tagore Hernandez. After an unsuccessful start with detailed models, I became aware that what captivated me the most about domestic homes for years were their initial outline and form; houses in their minimalist state. When these models were stripped down and presented on a stage, the sculptural form emerged.

All the houses are put on the stage before the public. These are not landmarks, they are icons of the homes that most of us still sleep, eat and raise our families in. I have lived with my wife and daughter in a Shed Modern home for the past seven years in Upstate New York.

Installation:

(c) Ion Zupcu

Names of the homes:

ADOBE BROWNSTONE ALEXANDER CAPE COD DUCH COLONIAL BUNGALOW
FARM FRENCH COLONIAL FOLK MCMANSION GREEL REVIVAL LOG CABIN
MOBILE HOME CONTEMPORARY SHED MODERN PRAIRIE RANCH MODERN PREFAB TUDOR
SALTBOX SHOTGUN THE ADAM VICTORIAN QUONCED HUT SPLIT-LEVAL RANCH

 

© Ion Zupcu

Personal site: www.ionzupcu.com

 

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