Created by Hythacg
Last updated: October 22nd, 2021 at 4:10 AM
The urban fabric of Philadelphia is defined by its rowhome typology. Two to three stories, 15-20 feet wide. Within this format, rowhomes express themselves in a wide variety of ways as showcased in this series. I was particularly interested in exploring forgotten neighborhoods to find homes that have become a collage of time. The non-straight lines of water-damaged cornices and boarded windows tell a story about the neighborhood’s past and present. These homes were found in a variety of neighborhoods through West and North Philadelphia.
The goal of this project is to highlight the individual character of derelict rowhomes. To strengthen this intent, I decided to edit out all distracting elements such as houses next door (if there were any), power lines, and cars to present these unique homes in a consistent way. Additionally, the sky of each image was replaced with a simple color gradient to complement the aesthetic of the home.