"row upon row of identical detached cheap properties"

Architecture Rapid urbanisation in Monterrey, Mexico has led to developments containing row upon row of identical detached cheap properties. While we're used to similar housing in the UK, in suburbia and the high density terraces of the twentieth century, there's still something astonishingly alien in these constructions, especially through the lense of photographer Alejandro Cartagena:
"Over the past two decades, the twelve cities comprising the Monterrey metropolitan area have grown exponentially, creating a vast urban region of nearly four million. Ciudad Benito Juarez, for example, grew from 20,000 in 1990 to a current population of 200,000. This rapid horizontal expansion has been fueled by the usual real-estate suspects: cheap land, the efficiencies of production home building, the easy availability of mortgages for low and mid-income families (through the government-run lender Infonavit), the romance of home ownership, not to mention political corruption. The effects have been predictable: physical holes in the urban fabric, a hollowed-out city center, long commutes, air pollution.
It's like a modernist Logopolis.

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