David Schalliol’s series of Isolated Building Studies, which he started in 2006, hopes to draw attention to new ways of seeing the common impact of divergent investment processes on urban communities. When their neighboring buildings are missing, Schalliol says in his introduction to the series, a tension emerges: the urban form clashes with the seemingly suburban, even rural setting. Thoughtfully engaging the landscape requires further investigation to resolve this tension: Why is this building isolated? It is from this friction that he says the series, which now comprises hundreds of individual studies, launches. More of David’s work is available at davidschalliol.com.

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