Spaces for the imagination within Victorian town halls.
Huntly Torphins Banchory Inverurie Stonehaven
A concrete high rise building of the future present.
Dr. Robert Laing: What have you got there? Toby: A kaleidoscope. Dr. Robert Laing: What can you see through that thing? Toby: The future.
A still, silent space.
Echoes of its past life.
Once upon a time a public school in the late 19th century.
Geometry and Space
Images from the new Design Museum, open in 2016, Kensington, London.
Housed in the former Commonwealth building, repurposed by architects John Pawson and OMA.
Focus on lines and angles, the light tone of the oak staircase and the airiness of the triple height atrium, that allows for dynamic views of the geometric roof structure.
The Southbank Centre is a complex of cultural venues. it includes performance venues and The Hayward, contemporary art gallery, situated on the bank of the Thames.
Originating post war mid century, they are notable examples of brutalist architecture. The centre has external elements of beautiful board marked concrete and pre cast panels made from crushed Cornish granite.
Dennis Crompton, one of the architects who designed Southbank Centre, argued that ‘People don’t fall in love with the buildings; they fall in love with the things made possible because of the buildings.’
Clean lines and geometric forms in the Switch House, the 2016 extension to the Tate Modern by architects Herzog and De Meuron.
Beautifully exploiting concrete in dialogue with the adjacent repurposed power station and its industrial heritage, the Switch House is just over 64m high.
"Whereas the original Tate Modern was about revealing existing infrastructure, the extension is about building infrastructure,"
- Ascan Mergenthaler, a senior partner at Herzog & De Meuron
Daniel Libeskind designed Jewish Museum opened in 2001 in Berlin
Zig zag pathways and angled walls create a disorientating experience within the zinc clad building.
Tracing the history of the Jews in Germany from the 4th century to the present, the design of the museum creates narrative through choices of route taken by the visitor.
Fragmented glimpses of Tate Britain, including areas from the first phase of transformation (2011-2013), the Millbank Entrance, Rotunda, and galleries in the south-east quadrant by architects Caruso St John.
Sculpture in the Cast Court of the V&A Museum, London.
Strong, directional natural light creates dramatic chiaroscuro, enhancing form and atmosphere.
Using viewpoint and composition to enhance how the play of light shapes form and atmosphere.
The reduction of form approaches abstraction.
Square format frames isolating the geometry of the Barbican, a key post war Brutalist structure designed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon as a utopian vision.
Shadow and Form
Light and shadow play on the sculptural concrete structure designed by Norwegian architect Snøhetta to house the Maggie’s Centre in Aberdeen.
Industrial buildings caught in the fleeting transitional phase of twilight.
The passage of time permeates this interior with its varied collection of personal artefacts, each revealing the trace of social history.
At times the stillness, combined with the shadow filled corners, creates a sense of the uncanny, particularly in the nursery in which the shadow envelopes the old rocking horse, adjacent to the worn carpet threads and slightly sinister looking dolls.
Individual rooms emanate atmosphere dependent on the quality of light from soft natural light to subdued artificial light. Each creates a theatrical effect similar to an art installation.
A bricolage of different architectural styles, Drum Castle originates from the 13th century with substantial 17th century Jacobean and later Victorian additions.
A time machine quadrant that incorporates a visible history of building styles and materials.