March 30, 2013


As we approach our one year anniversary, Land of Excess continues to ponder the state of residential architecture in the Greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.  A continuing though not necessarily original theme running through our minds is that the structures inhabited by people generally represent something more than merely shelter, especially in aggregate.  Occasionally with this thought in mind,  we end up thinking about the sizes and distribution of residential buildings in and around The Beltway.  We are overwhelmed with the need to represent this visually.  Herewith a beginning version, “in progress” as they say, of our composition tentatively titled “Hubristic Period Neo-Feudalism in the Greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area”  [McLean, Oxen Hill, Springfield, Bowie, College Park, Arlington, Upper Marlboro.]