Eaves (2012)

Site-specific roof and step construction made from galvanized iron and wood
8.03 x 1 m

In this installation, an eaves was built onto an internal, separating wall, behind which office spaces and ateliers were located.

An eaves is the projecting overhang at the lower edge of a roof. Etymologically, an eaves is linked to eavesdropping, that is, to listen secretly to the private conversation of others without their consent, and to eavesdrop, which designates the dripping of water from the eaves of a house, or the space of ground which is liable to receive the rain-water thrown off by the eaves of a building. Chiefly used with reference to the ancient custom or law which prohibited a proprietor from building at a less distance than two feet from the boundary of his land, lest he should injure his neighbour’s land by ‘eavesdrop.’ A now obsolete meaning also linked eaves to the edge of a wood.