Merano / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Very happy to know that Merano Residences was shortlisted by the RIBA as part of the 83 Best New Buildings in London. Although it was not the best period of the year to photograph, the results came out quite well. I will be back next summer to make the best out of it. Wishing RSH+P luck!

“Since 1996, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has hosted awards for exemplary buildings across the UK by RIBA Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows. This year, 83 projects have been shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards from a list of 200 entrants.

Each project will be visited by one of five London juries during the month of April. Winners will be announced at the award ceremony on May 20th at the RIBA headquarters at 66 Portland Place, London. News of the shortlist follows on from similar selections by RIBA South WestRIBA East, and RIBA North East.” (https://www.archdaily.com/913299/the-83-best-new-buildings-in-london-shortlisted-by-the-riba)






Battersea Studios

I had the opportunity to shoot the Battersea Studios yesterday for Edward Charles & Partners. What a lovely interior! Definitely a very interesting place to work and set a company office.

INSPIRATION FOR MY NEXT PERSONAL PROJECT - ART DECO

I was looking for some particular architectural style to photograph, some inspiration for my next personal project. Well, I just found it. Whilst visiting Miami for the first time, I discovered the incredible Art Deco Historic District in South Beach, the whole neighbourhood is just about Art Deco, I have to admit, it is stunning! So, I quickly ran and grabbed my camera, no tripod, just hand held and crazily captured as much as could along Ocean Drive, I had to be quick as my wife and daughter were waiting for me by the beach. That was enough to spark the idea for my next personal project: to capture the most interesting Art Deco buildings back home, in UK, specially in London, where we probably have plenty. Now, time to do some home work, researches, to deeply study about Art Deco before the summer arrives. It will be fun!

Officine Gullo - Catalogue Cover

I'm delighted to see that the cover page of my client catalogue, Officine Gullo, is featuring my photo. They produce some of the most exclusive and expensive kitchens in the world. For me, as an interior photographer, it was a delightful time shooting it.

Canon CPS Workshops - Oxford and Edinburg

I felt falttered for been invited by Canon CPS UK to give two workshops talking about my work and techniques. The first one was in Oxford and in the following day, Edinburg. Very receptive and interested crowd, new friends made and of course, it was great hanging out with the Canon Team. Stay tuned for the next ones!

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qR Architects - Bourne Avenue

I'm very pleased with the opportunity to photograph this beautiful house in Bourne Avenue, London. qR Architects (http://www.qrarchitects.co.uk/projects---11-bourne-avenue) designed this magnific three storey house following the demolition of the existing one. The results you can see through my photographs below. Absolutely stunning project.

Westbury Road - Residential Project

When QR Architects (qrarchitects.co.uk) and WL Contractors (wlcontractors.co.uk) come together to renovate a house, the results are always breath taking. Clean, white and modern spaces, which I'm always delighted to photograph.  Thank you guys for anothet great opportunity. Westbury Road, London.

Riverlight by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Riverlight will transform a triangular, five-acre industrial estate – close to Battersea Power Station on the south bank of the River Thames – into a residential-led mixed use development, creating a transition between the large footprints of the power station and the smaller residential developments to the east.

The scheme includes 806 homes, underground parking, crèche, restaurants, bars, a food store and other retail spaces. It incorporates a river walk and landscaping to take full advantage of its location and create attractive public spaces for the local community. The development will be delivered via six buildings, arranged in a rising-form composition, ranging in height from 12 to 20 storeys and giving the development a varied skyline. Around 60 per cent of the scheme will be designated as public open space.

The architectural expression takes its cue from the former industrial warehouse buildings that lined the river. The language is of simple robust structures which emphasise their construction. Buildings are divided into three distinct zones: top, middle, and base. Top levels are lightweight, two-storey structures with gull-wing roofs; mid levels are represented as concrete floors expressed every two storeys, with intermediate floors expressed as lightweight steel balconies.

In landscape terms, each area of the development is conceived as having its own distinct character. The newly created river walk – slightly raised to allow views over the river wall to the Thames – brings a 17m-wide boulevard to a previously underused part of the waterfront. Commercial and community uses at street level – including restaurants, bars and cafés arranged around the dock inlet, as well as a food store, crèche and business suite – will help to attract visitors onto the site and animate the public areas of the scheme.

http://www.rsh-p.com/projects/riverlight/

 St James Riverlight by Joas Souza Photographer

Brent Civic Centre by Hopkins Architects

"Located on a prominent site next to two well-known civic icons, Wembley Stadium and Wembley Arena, the new Civic Centre streamlines all aspects of the Council's activities and has become a new hub and heart for the community where residents can meet, shop and eat. It houses Brent's civic, public and administrative functions under one unified roof, providing office space for 2000 staff.

The building's spaces are arranged around a soaring, naturally-lit foyer and atrium which houses a large public amphitheatre and staircase that host a programme of high-quality arts and cultural experiences that further enhance the building. A circular Drum clad in timber fins features prominently in this space and houses a multi-purpose community hall, library, one-stop shop and civic chamber.

Behind this, glazed office wings are open-plan and flexible to provide a future-proofed solution to the diverse community's administrative needs. The building also includes space for retail outlets and a landscaped garden to help it to connect further with the surrounding Wembley Regeneration Area.

The project has been awarded the coveted BREEAM 'Outstanding' rating, the highest possible, and is the first project in its category to have achieved this. As such, it features a 33% reduction in carbon emissions thanks to a combination of solar shading, natural ventilation, high-performance façade, and combined cooling, heating and power which utilises waste fish oil. It is the most sustainable local authority building to be completed in the UK."

Font: http://www.hopkins.co.uk/projects/5/145/

The Shed at the National Theather by Haworth Tompkins

I was passing by, on my way to a job in South Bank when I spotted a nice angle of The Shed, recently build, a bright red auditorium amongst the brutalist concrete of London's National Theatre. Need to come back to get it from all angles that I already have on my mind. 

Parque Empresarial Las Mercedes Madrid

Commissioned by Creative Works London for CBRE and Standard Life Investments.

44 pages investment brochure. Images by Joas Souza | Photographer

44 pages investment brochure. Images by Joas Souza | Photographer

Photo of the week by Professional Photographer Magazine On-line

Today’s photo of the day and next week’s photo of the week, chosen from our online portfolio is The Mason by Joas Souza.

We really loved this image because of how the photographer has flipped the one image to create an interesting symmetrical image. We like how the objects in the image have created an interesting pattern for the viewer to look at. We love the perspective the photographer has used, looking downwards with the camera and the use of black-and-white which adds to the contrast for the image.


http://www.professionalphotographer.co.uk/Blog/2014/5/Photo-of-the-week-23/05/14