The everyday world is sensual. It not only provokes sight but also touch, hearing, smell. The architecture of the everyday encompasses places known by their aroma, surfaces recognisable by their tactile qualities, positions established by echo and reverberation. 
An architecture of the everyday acknowledges domestic life. 










There is poetry and consolation in the repetition of familiar things. This is not to romanticise dreary and oppressive routine; events need not be dictated and programmed by architects. An architecture of the everyday allows for personal rites but avoids prescribing rituals. 
An architecture of the everyday may take on collective and symbolic meaning but it is not necessarily monumental. 

















text: Berke, D 'Thoughts on the Everyday' in Berke, D and Harris, S (eds) (1997) Architecture of the Everyday