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As Built Drawings: Revised set of drawings submitted by a contractor upon completion of a project or a particular job that reflect all changes made in the specifications and working drawings during the construction process including exact dimensions, geometry, and location of all elements.

As Built's is a series of re-drawings of Bay Area residences that appropriate the term "as built" from the labor of a contractor in order to re-consider the compositional aesthetics of domestic facades. These "As Built" drawings reveal an alternative image to the typically Victorian connotations of San Francisco. As Built's reveal the mundane qualities of mechanical functionality, window composition, cracked sills, electrical conduit and ad hoc additions. They are re-drawn from photographs with the belief that the abstract space of an architectural drawing convenes attention around prosaic realities in ways that the literal recapturing in a photograph can’t quite attain. These drawings reveal the "unsightly" and irregular commitments of a house and its exterior 'stuff' while also implicitly revealing the front-facade dominance of the local planning and preservation codes as the sides and backs of these houses entertain much more idiosyncratic compositions and non-compliant additions. More As Built drawings can be seen in Unresolved Legibility in Residential Types.
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