24 Beyond the Veil

Caitlind R.C. BROWN&Wayne GARRETT


After learning that there are over 8 million vacant houses in Japan and being shocked by the abandoned homes around Lake Kizaki, Brown and Garrett proposed a project focusing on the region’s population decline problem. For their project, they cover empty houses with semi-transparent white cloth and lightly trace the outlines of the houses on to it, making themappear as if the buildings were sculptures sitting beyond their veils. Shining light on the “spirit of the home” and the meaning of the abandoned houses, they expose a global problem faced by modern cities of the world.