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May 13, 2018



Homes are a given. The endless stream of places to live on the American landscape are now a cultural expectation, and have become a symbol of entitlement to some. The average size of US homes has been on a march from 1,000 square feet to well over double that while the rest of the world does not have the solo home astride it’s own lot as an iconic value.

Some architects and critics understand the interesting place that homes have in architecture and America, and where architecture can be in the a new media world. HOME PAGE has two of the best and brightest in describing where homes are in culture and where they may be going. Things are changing in the next generational embrace of how humans inhabit, and these young minds are at the edge of our perception and evolution of homes in America.

Kate Wagner is the creator of the viral blog McMansionHell, which roasts the world’s ugliest houses from top to bottom, all while teaching about architecture and design. Since its launch in July 2016, the blog has been featured in a wide range of publications, including the Huffington Post, Slate, Business Insider and Paper Magazine. Outside of McMansion Hell, Kate is a guest contributor for Curbed, 99 Percent Invisible, Architectural Digest, and The Atlantic. She is currently a graduate student in Acoustics as part of a joint program between Johns Hopkins University and Peabody Conservatory, where her focus is in architectural acoustics during late modernism.

Architect Stephen Chung is based in Boston and has taught at Cornell, Syracuse, the Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Texas at Austin and Yale University. Stephen received his architecture degree from Harvard. But Stephen Chung is also the Executive Producer and Host of a television show for public television called Cool Spaces: The Best of New Architecture. In the show, Stephen leads viewers on a tour of the world’s newest and most provocative architecture. Stephen has appeared as on-air talent for many design programs on HGTV, Travel Channel, Fine Living Network and the Showtime Network. He also hosted a series of videos about architecture for the American Institute of Architects and hosted the live TV Broadcast of the National AIA Convention called “Architect Live” for many years.

Two remarkable voices in how the home is perceived and is changing..HOME PAGE will look ahead to where we are going…

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