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By Caspar Claasen

By Jordi Huisman

Architects often pay great attention to the design of a building’s front, while the rear is often overlooked in urban planning. The rear views of homes in old cities often evolve in a more organic manner, sometimes with a neat layout disrupted by the encroachment of greenery. One balcony might host a large satellite dish, while the adjacent landing serves as a storage space. In Southeast Asia, air conditioning units form their own facade, while in Northern Europe, a Christmas tree planted in the courtyard has grown into a massive obstacle. This series explores the rear sides of buildings in metropolises worldwide, capturing international differences and the resulting global chaos.