Construction works

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:

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

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Monday Quote

‘Architecture is a profession of an endless explanation.’

Rem Koolhaas, The Factory Panel: Spaces for Culture
Manchester, 8th July 2017, Old Granada Studios
in coversation with  Ellen van Loon and Hans Ulrich Obrist

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(Thank you #MIF (Manchester International Festival) for bringing Rem Koolhaas to Manchester for not just one but two inspirational talks. Expect more quotes from him in the following weeks.)