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Last chance to see the wonderful, seemingly impossible floating building in Covent Garden East Piazza by artist Alex Chinneck with is on display until October 24, 2014. The engineering behind the 12-metre-long sculpture has been made from a steel frame and a type of expanded polystyrene called filcor to reduce weight. The counterweight for the cantilever is hidden in the green market stall to the right if the structure. Digital paint techniques and were used to resemble the existing architecture in the area.

These photos was created by blending multiple frames in Photoshop so as to have a clear image of the sculpture as there was a constant flow of people obstructing the view.

All images available for publication / licensing contact me for pricing or to commission your own shoot

 

Interior of The Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Interior of The Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Interior of The Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Interior of The Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Interior of The Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Interior of The Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Interior of The Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Interior of The Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Interior of The Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Interior of The Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Interior of The Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Interior of The Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Interior of The Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Interior of The Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Interior of The Oxford University Museum of Natural History

The interior of the incomparable Oxford University Museum of Natural History, where each column is a different native rock and each capital is a different biologically correct plant whilst the overall effect is that of the skeleton of the building and animals intertwined. The use of iron colums and glass to let so much light in the space was a precursor to the hi tech movement in modern architecture. The building was designed by Thomas Newenham Deane and Benjamin Woodward in 1850. The roof has recently been restored so the decoration is much clearer.

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Heygate Estate by Simon Kennedy, winner of the Architecture and Place category 2011

Heygate Estate by Simon Kennedy, winner of the Architecture and Place category 2011

I’m excited to be on the judging panel for the 4th Architect’s Eye photography competition, now open for entries. Open to UK architects & part II students.
Closing date for entries is Tuesday 30th April.

Organized by International Art Consultants and supported by The Royal Photographic Society, the Architect’s Eye competition has been celebrating and encouraging architects’ passion for photography since 2007. Now, in its fourth edition, UK architects are challenged to submit photos into two distinct categories: Architecture and Place and Architecture and People. The former focuses solely on the aesthetics of the architecture and places it creates, while the latter explores and celebrates the interaction of people with the environments created by architects. There are no restrictions on which buildings qualify for the competition.

The winner in each category will receive a weekend break for two anywhere in the EU. There will also be Special Commendation prizes awarded at the judges’ discretion.

The finalist and winning works will be showcased in an exhibition at Roca London Gallery coinciding with the start of the London Festival of Architecture 2013.

This year the Architect’s Eye Judging Panel is chaired by leading architect Simon Allford, Director at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. Alongside Allford, the prestigious judging panel will be composed of renowed architect Keith Priest (Fletcher Priest Architects), noted architectural photographers Quintin Lake and George Kavanagh, Martine Hamilton Knight (The Royal Photographic Society) and Dr Irena Murray (Sir Banister Fletcher Director, British Architectural Library, RIBA).

More information here!

For more, check out which images were awarded top honors in last year’s competition

Park Plaza Hotel coloured glass facade, Westminster Bridge, London

Park Plaza Hotel coloured glass facade, Westminster Bridge London

Westminster Park Plaza Hotel is another colourful addition to the urban fabric of London. Built 2010, Architect: BUJ architects.

Detail of apartments at 171 Tower Bridge Road, Southwark, London

Detail of apartments at 171 Tower Bridge Road, Southwark, London.

Detail of apartments at 171 Tower Bridge Road, Southwark, London

Clad in brightly coloured horizontal bands of corrugated aluminium, the building is intended to emulate the red and white streaks of the surrounding traffic flows caught on a long-exposure camera shot. The building’s rounded corners reduce its visual bulk and also reflect the constant movement around its base. Built 2006. Architect: Glas Architects. Structural Engineers: Barton Engineers

Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre yellow, red and orange glass facade detail, London.

The colour intensity changes depending on the angle of light hitting the glass cladding

Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre facade. Architect: Haworth Tompkins. Artist Collaborator: Antoni Malinowski

I’m all for the tasteful use of vibrant colour in London’s new buildings and Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre is a great example. Built: 2007. Architect: Haworth Tompkins. Artist Collaborator: Antoni Malinowski

Battersea power station viewed from the north bank of the Thames at dusk. July 2012

One of my favourite buildings in London – I wonder what the future holds for her? Battersea power station viewed from the north bank of the Thames at dusk. Built: 1933-55 Decommissioned: 1983.  Architect: Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (designer of the red telephone box).

Facade detail of Blue Fin Building also known as Bankside 1, London

Blue Fin Building facade detail

Graduated tone of the Blue Fin Building facade, London

The Blue Fin Building also known as Bankside 1, London takes its name from the 2,000 vertical fins on it of varying blue colours to provide solar shading for the offices within. Built: 2008. Architect: Allies and Morrison

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