is an architecture monograph on veils, thickness, and envelopes in
architecture as a counter narrative to transparency, openness, and
clarity that underpin orthodox Modern architecture.
The book features ten small projects completed in South East Asia
between 2007-2012 that explore various architectural ideas under the
rubric of deep veils”. Each project responds to questions of envelope,
surface, skin, form, atmosphere, perception and topicality.
projects represented within the book define in various ways how deep
veils in architecture are manifest utilizing opaque and solid materials
to produce forms of translucency, depth, and hazy atmospheres. Traced
through the artistic legacies of Gertrud Arndt to Optical Art, the
architectural theories of Gottfried Semper, Adolf Loos, and the work of
Le Corbusier, Kahn, and Durell Stone, a new direction for architecture,
perception, and thickness is put forth. Exquisitely crafted drawings lay
clear the thinking behind each of the works in exploded axonometric and
worm's eye views. Beautifully shot photographs depict the complexity
the projects while various texts highlight the theoretical underpinnings
of the architectural thesis.