Emily Atwood is an architect who answered an ad for someone to draw house plans, and ended up documenting hundreds of empty houses as they were preparing to be sold. In her presentation, she takes us inside the homes, guiding us to see the unexpected beauty in their architectural details and the private worlds of the owners who occupied them.
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