Four months ago I moved into a new flat in Manchester. The place seemed great and I was really happy with my choice until I was woken up by construction noise on Monday morning. It was the first time I noticed the pretty big construction site right under my window. I wondered how I did not see it before I rented the flat and considered buying ear plugs.
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:
P.S.: This post will be updated with new pictures every month.