Archives for posts with tag: Norman Foster

Roof of the Sage Gateshead reflecting passing clouds on a sunny day. Photo: Quintin Lake

A minute change in the passing clouds changes the appearance and illuminates the edge of the stainless steel panels. Photo: Quintin Lake

The silky appearance on an overcast day. Photo: Quintin Lake

Sensuous curves on the roof of Sage Gateshead. Photo: Quintin Lake

Detail of roof design of the Sage Gateshead. Photo: Quintin Lake

Tyne Bridge over the River Tyne, Newcastle with view to Gateshead Millennium Bridge, The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and Sage Gateshead. Photo: Quintin Lake

Designed by architect Foster and Partners and engineer Buro Happold the faceted roof of the Sage Gateshead concert hall changes appearance as it reflects the changeable british weather looking equally alluring on an overcast day or in bright sunlight. The roof of the Sage consists of 3,000 panels made from stainless steel and 250 made of glass. Each stainless steel panel has a linen finish to reduce the glare and is about four metres long and a metre wide. Each panel is solid and designed to prevent noise from heavy rain causing a distraction during concert performances.

Like these? See my photographs of architectural details of  Utzon’s Sydney Opera House and Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA

VIEW MORE / BUY PRINTS / LICENSE IMAGES of Sage Gateshead by Norman Foster here >>

Photography  © Quintin Lake, 2011

Book cover of "Jim Stirling and The Red Trilogy: three Radical Buildings" Photo: Quintin Lake

An assignment to photograph three seminal buildings by British architect James Stirling for an upcoming book edited by Alan Berman and published by Frances Lincoln featuring essays by prominent contemporary architects. The book is titled “Jim Stirling and  The Red Trilogy“.

The three buildings featured in the book are The Florey Building at Oxford University, The History Faculty Building at Cambridge University and the Engineering Building at Leicester University.

The book includes essays by: Eva Jiricna, Mark Cannata, Richard Rogers, Alan Stanton, Will Alsop, Norman Foster, Sunand Prasad, Richard MacCormac, Peter Ahrends, Ian Ritchie, John Tuomey, Peter St John, Ted Cullinan, M.J. Long, Ed Jones, Spencer de Grey, Glenn Howells, Bob Allies, Patrick Lynch, Graham Haworth, Shane de Blacam , John Allan, Sarah Wigglesworth and David John.

BUY PRINTS/LICENSE and see more Architectural Photography of James Stirling’s Architecture here

Detail of Engineering Building, Leicester University by James Stirling Architect

Engineering Building, Leicester University by James Stirling & James Gowan, Architects. Photo: Quintin Lake

Detail of Engineering Building, Leicester University by James Stirling Architect

Detail of Engineering Building, Leicester University by James Stirling & James Gowan, Architects Photo: Quintin Lake

Axonometric style aerial view of Leicester University, Engineering Building. Photo: Quintin Lake

History Faculty Building, Cambridge University, James Stirling, Architect completed 1968. Photo: Quintin Lake

Interior of History Faculty Building, Cambridge University, James Stirling, Architect. Photo: Quintin Lake

Florey Building, Queens College, Oxford University, Designed by James Stirling, Architect, Completed 1966. Photo: Quintin Lake

Detail of Florey Building, Queens College, Oxford University, Designed by James Stirling, Architect. Photo: Quintin Lake

BUY PRINTS/LICENSE and see more Architectural Photography of James Stirling’s Architecture here

See more architectural photography in my book Drawing Parallels: Architecture Observed

Text & Photography © Quintin Lake, 2010


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 5,833 other followers