Dark Alcoves, Hidden Niches, and Cozy Corners Meggie Kelley
7.5 x 5.25 in / 86 pg
laserprint / coil-bound
ed of 25

A look at the alcove as a retreat within social spaces, satisfying dual needs for privacy and a sense of belonging. Kelley finds evidence of the architectural device throughout the past two centuries, even during modernism's push for open, uninterrupted space. Originally written in 2011 as a thesis for the Architectural Association in London.

Introduction available as PDF here.

Meggie Kelly lives in Richmond, Virginia.