Book design for Paul Preissner, an architectural practice based near Chicago. Kind of Boring, published by Actar Publishers, looks at the origin of architectural ideas behind a work and the theoretical and practical consequences resulting from an architecture that prioritizes class politics through experimentation with formal practice. The book presents an alternative to contemporary architecture through a kind of work which embraces normalcy, and weird deviations from such, making a kind of architecture which explores basic form, anonymous history, and the effects of indifference and inattention to make the normal weird. The book composes source material for the ideas behind the projects mixed with the projects themselves to present architecture in the same way it is understood (or misunderstood) in the world; within visual contexts. The projects are then offered for deeper review through their drawings and contributed essays, which are printed on pink stock and positioned in the centre of the book. The structure of the book is thus symmetrical — with visual material book-ending the drawings and texts.
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