Small projects is the name of an architectural practice located in the monsoon tropics. More importantly, it also refers to a process of thinking about context; one focused on the poetry of its products only in as far as their production is poetic. Where books on specific architectural practices might be by way of monographs, being books about work; this particular book has been written from the perspective of a process based on phenomena, placing less emphasis on picturesque documentation than it does on critical explanation of its contents: it is less a book about work than one which attempts to be a work in itself.
With descriptions of the thinking behind its philosophical theory and the documentation of built architectural work, it provides a substantial record of the production of its architecture; a serious and occasionally humorous, information-filled narrative and struggle of how a particular process of architecture has evolved from its earliest projects designed in architecture school, through the formative years in actual practice and on to its current state of being; one of constant experiment in search of inventions.
small projects is neither a book about high technology nor one about esoteric materials and processes. It is a book about forms that have been made, but more critically, it is about how making results in form. Viewed contextually, it is a work of design and thought as much as it is a book about the products that is created from its design thinking. This book is about the deep possibilities of context.