Veil, by Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya, is the latest creative installation at Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. For ten minutes every hour, the iconic structure disappears behind a big billowing fog until the mist dissipates and whaddya know—there it is again!

Is the haunting display a possible metaphor for the preeminent American architect's cloudy personal history and reputation as a Nazi propagandist? No. It's a (quite beautiful) play on the transparency of the home.


Says Nakaya: "Fog responds constantly to its own surroundings, revealing and concealing the features of the environment. Fog makes visible things become invisible and invisible things—like wind—become visible."

Veil will be on view from May 1st through November 30th. [designboom]