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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.

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88 Westbourne Grove, London. Architect: James Wyman 88 Westbourne Grove, London. Architect: James Wyman 88 Westbourne Grove, London. Architect: James Wyman 88 Westbourne Grove, London. Architect: James Wyman 88 Westbourne Grove, London. Architect: James Wyman 88 Westbourne Grove, London. Architect: James Wyman88 Westbourne Grove, London. Architect: James Wyman 88 Westbourne Grove, London. Architect: James Wyman 88 Westbourne Grove, London. Architect: James Wyman 88 Westbourne Grove, London. Architect: James Wyman 88 Westbourne Grove, London. Architect: James Wyman 88 Westbourne Grove, London. Architect: James Wyman 88 Westbourne Grove, London. Architect: James Wyman 88 Westbourne Grove, London. Architect: James Wyman 88 Westbourne Grove, London. Architect: James Wyman 88 Westbourne Grove, London. Architect: James Wyman 88 Westbourne Grove, London. Architect: James Wyman 88 Westbourne Grove, London. Architect: James Wyman

An assignment for James Wyman Architects to document their extensive refurbishment of 88 Westbourne Park Road, London. The project involved creating a new basement level, a rear extension opening up the floor plan and a sculptural spiral staircase. More Images

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Bike Stand, Old Parsonage Hotel

Bike Stand, Old Parsonage Hotel

Bike Stand, Old Parsonage Hotel

Bike Stand, Old Parsonage Hotel

Bike Stand, Old Parsonage Hotel

Bike Stand, Old Parsonage Hotel

Bike Stand, Old Parsonage Hotel

Bike Stand, Old Parsonage Hotel

Bike Stand, Old Parsonage Hotel

Bike Stand, Old Parsonage Hotel

Bike Stand, Old Parsonage Hotel

Bike Stand, Old Parsonage Hotel

Bike Stand, Old Parsonage Hotel

Bike Stand, Old Parsonage Hotel

Bike Stand, Old Parsonage Hotel

An assignment for James Wyman Architects to document their design for a Corten steel and glass bicycle shelter at the Old Parsonage Hotel, Oxford. The overlapping diamond glazing was inspired by the glazing from the nearby Oxford University Museum of Natural History. More Images

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Modern Baker, Summertown, Oxford. Architect: James Wyman Modern Baker, Summertown, Oxford. Architect: James Wyman Modern Baker, Summertown, Oxford. Architect: James Wyman Modern Baker, Summertown, Oxford. Architect: James Wyman Modern Baker, Summertown, Oxford. Architect: James Wyman Modern Baker, Summertown, Oxford. Architect: James Wyman Modern Baker, Summertown, Oxford. Architect: James Wyman Modern Baker, Summertown, Oxford. Architect: James Wyman Modern Baker, Summertown, Oxford. Architect: James Wyman Modern Baker, Summertown, Oxford. Architect: James Wyman Modern Baker, Summertown, Oxford. Architect: James Wyman Modern Baker, Summertown, Oxford. Architect: James Wyman

An assignment for James Wyman Architects to document their design for Modern Baker in Summertown Oxford. More Images

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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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Gloucester Cathedral Cloisters, Gloucestershire, England Gloucester Cathedral Cloisters, Gloucestershire, England

The  beautiful cloisters at Gloucester Cathedral are the earliest surviving fan vaults, having been designed between 1351 and 1377 by Thomas de Cambridge. The cloisters have featured as a location in three Harry Potter Films.

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Gloucester Cathedral Choir, Gloucestershire, England

Gloucester Cathedral Choir, Gloucestershire, England

Gloucester Cathedral Choir, Gloucestershire, England

Gloucester Cathedral Choir, Gloucestershire, England

Gloucester Cathedral Choir, Gloucestershire, England

The gothic choir of Gloucester cathedral is a unique and spectacular work, the walls so heavily panelled as to suggest a huge stone cage (disguising the Norman arches behind) crowned by a glorious net-like vault adorned with numerous bosses (those over the Altar with superb figures of Christ and angels) whilst the east wall is entirely glazing in delicate stone tracery, and still preserving most of it’s original 14th century stained glass. The soaring central tower, also richly panelled with delicate pinnacles, is another testament to the abbey’s increasing wealth at this time.

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RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

RAF Upper Heyford , "QRA" Quick Reaction Alert Facility "HAS" Ha

“Whispering Death” was the nick name for the F-111 fighter-bomber that were housed inside these Hardened Aircraft Shelters during the cold war in the RAF Upper Heyford, Quick Reaction Alert Facility, UK. I thought the moniker was also an apt title for this series of photographs of the military paranoia of the era. Crews sat for four hour shifts in nuclear-armed F-111 bombers, engines running in the middle of the Oxfordshire countryside ready to respond to any Soviet threat at a moments notice. The facility is the best preserved Cold War Airfield in Europe.

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