Unfolding House
A house for an extended family in a dense residential area of a large metropolis evolved out of technique of orthographic projection in traditional east asian screen painting and the analysis of urban wall houses. Folded spaces and passages heighten awareness of time responding to the ebb and flow of a large household. Folded plate roofs gather the heavy local rainfall and allow venturi effect through rooms for natural ventilation.
Bangkok, Thailand
Design Team:
Raveevarn Choksombatchai, Ralph Nelson
Drawings were selected by The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for its permanent collection

The Unfolding House, Bangkok, Contemporary World Interiors, Susan Yelavich, Phaidon Press—01/01/2007

Notion of Time: Unfolding House, (in Thai & English), Art 4d, Architecture/ Design & Arts Magazine, No. 57—01/01/2000
Bangkok Unfolded, Dwell, Vol 3—02/01/2003

Dwell, "Bangkok Unfolded," Vol 3, Jan/Feb 2003

Unfolding House, World House Now, Universe, Rizzoli International—01/01/2003

Recent Acquisition, SFMOMA, 05/2000

The New York Times, House and Home, "Architecture for a New Century," March 11, 1999

Juried Architecture Exhibit, group show, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis 1997

Drawing Board, Unfolding House, Architecture Minnesota 03/04—01/03/1994