Million Dollar Sandpit

New Topographics. Perth, Western Australia.

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Suburban Australian expansion is rapid. The mining boom was followed by the need for new homes. Homes created for those flocking to the Western Australian capital and a booming economy. Unfortunately for the newcomers, new suburbs are sterile, usually baron, and completely bereft of any proper infrastructure. As a result, migrants are left with a cross between 1950’s American dream and its lure of home ownership and the ‘New Topographics’ quietly subverting this ideal through a banal microscope.

Unattractive empty plots are a sand-filled waste land. Frequently the highly sort after plots sell for between 1-2 million dollars. Before a home is even built on the site. 

  • New Topographics. Perth, Western Australia