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Science of the Secondary: Door

Science of the Secondary: Door

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Science of the Secondary is an inquisitive approach towards uncovering implicit conditions that exist in our experience of the everyday. When speaking of the term ‘secondary’, we are referring to conditions and sensations that human beings are not conscious of in their day-to-day interaction with things and the immediate surroundings. Accumulating this rich and boundless field of knowledge, the research hopes to draw upon a renewed sensibility towards living, with much excitement and freshness.

For the first instalment of a building-centric research initiative under the Science of the Secondary series, the common Door, Window and Pipe were chosen as starting points towards an inquiry into the openings of a dwelling. Drawing from the findings of this study, Atelier HOKO developed another mad afternoon at home; an activity piece that contains sixty instructional postcards to be performed by individuals in the comfort of their own home. Using the familiarity of everyday actions and materials to investigate and experience the different openings, this project attempts to draw a closer and more intimate relationship between people and buildings.

'Science of the Secondary: Door’ is the fifth edition in the series of the ongoing independent research programme conceived and developed by Atelier HOKO.


175 x 250 mm
60 pages
Saddle Stitched
Photography & Illustrations in Full Colour
First published in August 2015
Second reprint 2018
ISBN 978-981-09-6183-1
Published by Atelier HOKO