Monday quote

‘Design is too important to be left to designers.’

Ravi Naidoo, Design and Politics talk
Eindhoven, 22 October 2017
Good design for a bad world, Dutch Design Week

(watch the full Design & Politics talk here)

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Timelapse: The noisy building works on Blackfriars rd #2

Link to Timelapse #1 here.

I still wake up from unpleasant construction noise almost every morning. It is progressing quite quickly, but I doubt I will be able to get a quiet morning sleep anytime in the next year or so. Here is a timelapse of the construction over the past two months.

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P.S.: This post will be updated with new pictures every month.

 

Timelapse: The noisy building works on Blackfriars rd

Four months ago I moved into a new flat in Manchester (well, it is actually across the river in Salford). The place seemed great and I was really happy with my choice until I was woken up by construction noise on a Monday morning. How did I fail to see the massive construction site just outside my window before I rented the flat?!

The noise kept waking me up every single day, including weekends. It was driving me crazy until I decided to try and think positively about the situation. As an architectural assistant I don’t get to go on site enough and spend most of my time in front of a screen. Therefore, I decided to observe, analyse and learn from the construction outside my window.

Now I regard the construction noise as my alarm in the morning. My morning routine includes gazing through the window for five minutes and taking a picture of the site each day. Here is an animation showing the construction in progress:

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P.S.: This post will be updated with new pictures every month.

Expo curiosities

World expos are truly extravagant events. They have been compared to anything from Disneyland’, through vanity fair’ and tourist information show’ to architecture freak show’. Here is a round-up of five bizarre facts about World Fairs and five serious questions they pose to the upcoming Expo in Dubai in 2020: Continue reading “Expo curiosities”