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M Arch thesis, 2020. Rice University.


In our perception, the built environment tends to disappear into the background through habit and routine. A representational ‘sameness’ allows subtle differences to foreground in our perception.

The design is based on a sociological definition of everyday space that defines third space as space mediate between the privacy of our domestic environments Sited in a fictional urban context, the project disguises itself as a normative five-story building containing spaces for domestic, professional, and social activities.

The following images are from a limited palette of planimetric and three-dimensional representations that stage mundane scenes of habitation and routine as something unfamiliar or that which requires closer inspection.

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