Date of Award
Master of Architecture (MArch)
The works that I am drawn to consistently have a simplicity to them, why is this so? Plainness must be a positive quality: it bears a clarity that helps reveal why a work is made the way it is. Restraint and necessity are agents for the process of making simple works. The necessary elements are positioned deliberately, in such a way that reveals the way a space is meant to be experienced. The recognition of multiple readings and calibrated alignments weigh more profoundly when plainness is achieved because it is through simplicity that our senses are attuned.
A great work is not simplistic, but often bears simplicity. This investigation explores how to create works that are subtly intriguing, how orders are followed and broken, and how multiple spatial readings create a primacy of experience.
Clouse, Michael, "The complexity of plainness" (2015). Masters Theses. 19.