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Boredom, Architecture and Modernity

Category: Architecture

Taxidermic Preservation: Covent Garden, London

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Parker Street, Covent Garden, London. 23 November 2016. Photograph by Christian Parreno

Early Occupancy: The Jockey Club Innovation Tower, Hong Kong

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The Jockey Club Innovation Tower, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. Zaha Hadid Architects. 28 November 2016. Photographs by Christian Parreno

5 September 1782: On this Site Nothing Happened, Holborn, London

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43 Old Gloucester Street, Holborn, London. 7 September 2016. Photographs by Christian Parreno

Structures of Resting and Waiting: Porters in Nineteenth-Century London

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Piccadilly, London. 3 August 2016. Photograph by Christian Parreno

‘At the suggestion of RA Slaney Esq who for 20 years represented Shrewsbury in Parliament, this porters rest was erected in 1861 by the vestry of St George Hanover Square for the benefit of porters and others carrying burden as a relic of a past period in London’s history. It is hoped that the the people will aid its preservation’.

Pure Drudgery: Peter Marino’s Advice

The first 20 years of an architect’s career is pure drudgery. My advice to young kids is, ‘Look, probably not more than five per cent – and that’s a big percentage – of your working hours are actually going to be spent being creative. If the creative part is essential to you then stay in the world of fine art’.

Peter Marino and Ben Mitchell. “What I’ve Learned”. Esquire, 2016. 63