extra ordinary

A manifesto for ordinary architecture.

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Extra Ordinary is one of the first titles to be completed as part of the FifthMan publishing initiative, developed by Free: for Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM). The book has grown out of a series of lectures given by founder Simon Allford, and a shared interest in the role of architectural design in the contemporary city. The central narrative describes how ordinary buildings can become extra ordinary with an understanding of the importance of the spaces between buildings, and their changing use over time past and future.

Extra Ordinary begins a series of books about the practice’s ‘Big Ideas’, published in an accessible, pocket-sized format and developing more theoretical narratives about AHMM’s work.