Concrete Boots

London office in partnership with an Iraqi practice, has led to a rather incongruous filing system in the office. Alongside box files on such homely names like Smethwick, Birmingham and Sedgefield sits a box labelled ‘Najaf’.

He may share his name with a musical instrument but it's his singing voice Renzo Piano intends to show off in London this summer, Boots was amused to hear.

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