Nirav Patel

Stage 5, MArch

Georges Perec coined the term the ‘infra-ordinary’ as a means of questioning and interrogating the habitual and banal aspects of everyday life. The proposal seeks to explore how the ‘infra-ordinary’ can influence the way in which humans interact with each other, in relation to this year’s Unit theme of (Dis)Comfort and my own investigations into the juxtapositions of backgrounds and foregrounds. Through the retrofitting of a former cinema in Tenterden, namely the Embassy House, the scheme comprises a public living room and library of things, along with new associated collaborative and configurable housing to the rear.