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nam-book-101 nam-book-102 nam-book-103 nam-book-105 nam-book-106 nam-book-107 nam-book-108 nam-book-109 nam-book-110 nam-book-111 nam-book-112 nam-book-113 nam-book-114This is the book I put together after last summers British Exploring Society Expedition to Namibia on which I was photography leader. Each member of the expedition has a double spread in which they created a photo series based on their experience of five weeks of self-supported living in the desert including backpacking across the infamously hostile Skeleton Coast.

Drawing Parallels: Architecture Observed, By Quintin Lake Foreword by Richard Wentworth. Published by Papadakis

Buildings without precedent
left: Wind towers (Badgir) next to a building which acts as a refrigerator to store food and Zoroastrian Tower of Silence (Dakhmeh). Yazd, Iran 2007
right: Clean water flows into the Thames from the northern outfall of Beckton Sewage Treatment Works. Sewage from 3.4 million Londoners is treated on site every day. Barking Creek Tidal Barrier, which resembles a giant guillotine, was built over four years and completed in 1983. It is about 60m high, which allows shipping to reach the Town Quay in Barking further upstream. The barrier crosses the Barking Creek reach of the River Roding at its confluence with the Thames. London, UK, 2003

left: Underside of the stage of the theatre in the inner garden, Yuyuan Garden, originally built in the 14th year of the Guangxu reign in the Qing Dynasty, 1888. The old stage underwent extensive rebuilding in 2005. Shanghai, China, 2007
right: Ashley Building, School of Humanities, University of Birmingham. Architect: Howell, Killick, Partridge & Amis. Refurbished by Berman Guedes Stretton, Birmingham. UK, 2006

Pixilated skin
left: Glass disks on the facade of Galleria Fashion Store treated with iridescent foil on a metal support structure. A back-lit animated colour scheme ensures that the facade appears to be always changing by day and night. Architect: UN Studio. Engineer: Arup. Seoul, South Korea, 2007
right: Façade of Birmingham’s Selfridges store at night. The skin consists of thousands of spun, anodised aluminium discs that reflect the surrounding city, set against a blue curved, sprayed concrete wall. Architect: Future Systems. Engineer: Arup. Birmingham, UK, 2007

Responsive skin
left: Detail of aluminium sunscreens on the facade of the Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay, Singapore. The shields are set to be more open or closed depending on the angle at which the sun hits them, affording the glass facades protection from direct sunlight without limiting the view. Many Singaporeans casually refer to the Esplanade as the Durian because of its resemblance to the tropical fruit. Architect: Michael Wilford & Partners & DP Architects Singapore. Singapore, 2003
right: Timber roof tiles of an alpine hay barn, South Tyrol, Italy, 2002

Absolute boundaries
left: Tourist viewing platformfor looking into North Korea from the South Korean side of the 38th parallel. Situated on top of Dorasan (Mount Dora), the observatory looks across the Demilitarized Zone. It is the part of South Korea closest to the North. Mount Dora, South Korea, 2007
right: Road barrier above a steep drop at the edge of a newly completed section of the Interoceanic Highway in the Peruvian Andes. Above Cuzco, Peru, 2008

Enveloping form
left: Scaffolding surrounding the second temple of Hera. The Greek Doric temple was built in about 450 BC. Paestum, Italy, 2001
right: Statue of Lenin at Sculpture Park (Fallen Monument Park), Moscow, Russia, 2007

A door & two windows
left: The home of D. Maninha, aged 94, one of the oldest inhabitants. Pylons, Cubatao, Brazil, 2008
right: Thabang and family outside their home in Ha Motenalapi in the Senqunyane valley. They are wearing their Basotho tribal blankets. The door and window mouldings demonstrate Litema, the mural art of the Basotho. The hut floor and window mouldings are made from Daga, a mix of earth and dung. The high ammonia content of the dung acts as an antiseptic. The patterns engraved around the doorways may represent the surrounding furrowed fields. Ha Motenalapi, Lesotho, 2000

Tree house
left: Tree house in the South Tyrol Alps. Italy, 2003
right: Town house with Japanese black pine tree which also may act as a barrier to prevent people climbing over the outer wall. The curved structure is an inuyarai (a lightweight removable bamboo screen) to prevent rain splashes from the ground hitting the wall and causing the timber to rot. Kyoto, Japan, 2004

left: A doorway in Ta Prohm to a temple built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries as a monastery and university. The door is surrounded by silk cotton tree roots encased by strangler figs roots, which develop their own underground root system. They then grow quickly, often strangling the host tree, which in time dies and rots away. The strangler fig continues to exist as a hollow tubular lattice that provides shelter for many forest animals. Siem Reap, Cambodia, 2003
right: A silver birch tree growing through the floor on the terrace of the Hotel Polissia 21 years after the Chernobyl disaster. Pripiat, Ukraine, 2007

left: Lightswitch in a bedroom of the Hotel Polissia 21 years after the Chernobyl disaster. Pripiat, Ukraine, 2007
right: Billboard with posters removed at Green Park Underground Station. London, UK, 2009

Up to the neck
left: Fibreglass shark sculpture erected in 1986, on the 41st anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bomb. Created by sculptor John Buckley for Bill Heine, who lives in the house. Neighbours tried to force Heine to remove the shark, but after an appeal to the UK’€™s Secretary of State for the Environment, it was allowed to remain. Oxford, England, 2009
right: Sculpted heads surrounding a front door in Lambeth. London, England, 2009

Spectating space
left: Seated viewers in front of Formal Session of the StateCouncil onMay 7, 1901, in honour of the 100th Anniversary of Its Founding by Ilya Yefimovich Repin, 1903, oil on canvas, State Russian Museum. St. Petersburg, Russia, 2007
right: A tour group outside Injeongjeon Hall (the throne hall), Changdeokgung palace. Originally built 1405, destroyed in the ImjinWars, restored 1609, destroyed by fire 1803. The current structure dates from 1804. Seoul, Korea, 2007

Constant sky
left: Downtown Sao Paulo seen from the top of the Edificio Italiano.With a population of eleven million residents Sao Paulo is the most populous city in the Southern hemisphere. Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2008
right: Cuzco seen from Christo Blanco. The city has a population of 350,000 and is located at an altitude of 3,300m. Peru, 2008

Slicing cities
left: Highway in downtown Sao Paulo. Brazil, 2008
right: A man ascending an arch of Lupu Bridge over the Huangpu River. Shanghai, China, 2007

Sources of architectural inspiration rom around the world

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My photographs of Julia Haensel Architecture‘s glass walled meditation space were recently published in 1000x European Architecture by Braun Architecture. See more images of this building.

Last of the Borneo Rainforest Cover featuring Southern Pig-tailed Macaque, Danum Valley, Sabah

Dawn mist in Danum Valley, Sabah

Two juvenile Southern Pig-tailed Macaques in Danum Valley, Sabah

Variegated leaf in Mesilau Nature Resort, Sabah

Orang Utan Sanctuary, Sepilok, Sabah

Kinabalu National Park, Sabah

Flower and pitcher Nepenthes Rajah pitcher plant, Mesilau Nature Resort, Sabah

Canopy of Dipterocarp tree at Poring Hot Springs, Sabah

Rafflesia flower 60 cm across with pollinating flies, 4 days old, Poring, Sabah

The Red Giant Flying Squirrel in flight, Sepilok, Sabah

Palm Oil deforestation, Sabah

Image wrap laminated Hardback, 146 pages, 20 × 25 cm, illustrated throughout

I’ve just received the first copy of my latest photo book “The Last of the Borneo Rainforest” this is my first foray into print-on-demand publishing and I’m delighted with the print quality and colour accuracy.

To buy a copy visit the blurb bookstore here

Book cover: The Last of the Borneo Rainforest by Quintin Lake

Deforestation in Sabah for Palm Oil plantations

Virgin rainforest in Ulu Temburong, Brunei

Rainforest canopy in Sabah, Borneo

A photostory of deforestation and Palm Oil plantations contrasted with the wildlife of Sabah and Brunei. Featuring Sepilok, Kinabalu National Park, Danum Valley, Kinabatangan River, Peradayan and Ulu Temburong.

Binding: Hardback, 146 pages
Format: 20 × 25 cm, Full page photographs in colour throughout

Preview and order the book here > >

Experiments in Architecture edited by Samantha Hardingham published by August

View through the periscope looking out to Kings Cross. Part of "An area of Outstanding Unnatural Beauty" an installation by Richard Wentworth. Photo: Quintin Lake

Experiments in Architecture edited by Samantha Hardingham and published by August Projects in 2005. Much of the material in the book was a result of the pilot PAL Architecture Lab supported by NESTA and directed by Digital Putty. Ten architects, artists and engineers nominated by heads of schools and practices in the UK collaborated on design projects. The participants were: Jason Bruges, artist / Kevin Gray, architect / George Grinsted, new media practitioner / Mark Hemel, architect / Dominik Holzer,  architect / Frank Jensen, engineer / Sophie Juettner, architect / Quintin Lake, architect / Matilda Pye, artist  &  Keith Wilson, artist.

The book also includes contributions by David Greene, Cedric Price, Sand Helsel, Bruce McLean, Kevin Gray, Matty Pye, Richard Wentworth, Feliks Topolski, Dickson Robinson, Ben Morris, Roger Zogolovitch, Nicholas Royle & Davis Rosen. Buy on Amazon here

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