August, 2015 Monthly archive

The blog of Simon Kennedy, Architectural Photographer based in London.

Designed by Mozon Architects alongside Structural Engineers Flint & Neill, the new urban bridge across the River Tone in Taunton forms a key part of a major re-development scheme involving the landscape of surrounding areas. The design subtly reworks the traditional footbridge to include a busy road and a twin arch form is balanced with the picturesque nature of the site, listed historic landscaping and nearby buildings. The bridge carries a main road, two cycle tracks and two footways over the river. The deck and walkway accentuate the lightness and simplicity of the bridge’s silhouette. Footways are cantilevered off the structure to maximise the river aspect and open views for pedestrians while physically separating them from the busy road itself. Night time lighting provides discrete low-level illumination for pedestrian walkways, whilst the arch is lit by low voltage uplighting tracing the structural arcs and bridge outline.

(Architectural photography completed over 1.5 days, all images copyright Simon Kennedy. If you wish to use any of these images for any purpose please email me at info@simonkennedy.net.)

 

London Architectural Photographer.
London Architectural Photographer. 1 of 16

Taughton Bridge, Moxon Architects.
Taughton Bridge, Moxon Architects. 2 of 16

Arch casting shadow on road surface.
Arch casting shadow on road surface. 3 of 16

Balustrade view.
Exterior Architectural Photography of the Structure. 4 of 16

Balustrade view.
Balustrade view. 5 of 16

Architectural photograph from bank side.
Architectural photograph from bank side. 6 of 16

Steel member and tarmac.
Steel member and tarmac. 7 of 16

Photographic view looking back across the bridge.
Photographic view looking back across the bridge. 8 of 16

Canal view of vehicles crossing.
Canal view of vehicles crossing. 9 of 16

Sunset looking back across the water and bridge silhouette.
Sunset looking back across the water and bridge silhouette. 10 of 16

Bridge outline against the evening sky.
Bridge outline against the evening sky. 11 of 16

Canal structure and evening treelike.
Canal structure and evening treelike. 12 of 16

Lit bridge reflected in the canal as sun sets.
Lit bridge reflected in the canal as sun sets. 13 of 16

Time lapse photography of traffic passing over the bridge.
Time lapse photography of traffic passing over the bridge. 14 of 16

Night time photograph of bridge lighting and timber panelling.
Night time photograph of bridge lighting and timber panelling. 15 of 16

Illuminated timber seating.
Illuminated timber seating. 16 of 16

 

This is the blog of Simon Kennedy, London Architectural Photographer. If you would like to see more of my work, please visit www.simonkennedy.net

 

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The blog of Simon Kennedy, Architectural Photographer based in London.

The design of the Moat Bridge by Moxon Architects alongside Structural Engineers Flint & Neill is intended to show respect to the Grade 1 listed medieval castle it runs alongside. It connects Castle Green with Goodland Gardens, within constraints that climb 1.8m along its length to provide a link where a pathway had previously existed. The bridge is gently curved, subtly towards the South West Tower of the Castle maintaining a clear and simple route from one end of the site to the other. The deck tapers towards either end of the bridge. Castle Green is a large urban square while Goodland Gardens are a close wooded public park. The south abutment is broad borrowing the hard landscaping of the square and the north end is tied through with the narrow paths that run through the gardens. The taper sets up a false perspective, combined with the gentle curve, conceived to visually shorten the uphill journey to the square while apparently prolonging the downhill stroll into the gardens.

(Architectural photography completed over 2 days, all images copyright Simon Kennedy. If you wish to use any of these images for any purpose please email me at info@simonkennedy.net.)

London Architectural Photographer.
London Architectural Photographer. 1 of 13

Castle Green Woodland Gardens Moat Bridge in Taughton by Moxon Architects.
Castle Green Woodland Gardens Moat Bridge in Taughton by Moxon Architects. 2 of 13

External handrail and glass screen elevation.
External handrail and glass screen elevation. 3 of 13

Detail architectural photography of glazed panel.
Detail architectural photography of glazed panel. 4 of 13

View of site from Castle Green Bridge.
View of site from Castle Green Bridge. 5 of 13

Photograph of non-slip glass treads.
Photograph of non slip glass treads. 6 of 13

Bridge and walkway inlaid with stone and glass.
Bridge and walkway inlaid with stone and glass. 7 of 13

Photographic view of bridge materials reflecting sky and stonework.
Photographic view of bridge materials reflecting sky and stonework. 8 of 13

View back across the bridge and Castle Green.
View back across the bridge and Castle Green. 9 of 13

Sky reflection as the bridge blends with its rural background.
Sky reflection as the bridge blends with its rural background. 10 of 13

Illuminated Bridge and Castle.
Illuminated Bridge and Castle. 11 of 13

Lit bollards that face the entrance to Moat Bridge.
Lit bollards that face the entrance to Moat Bridge. 12 of 13

Bridge Entrance looking back over the Woodland Gardens.
Bridge Entrance looking back over the Woodland Gardens. 13 of 13

 

 

This is the blog of Simon Kennedy, London Architectural Photographer. If you would like to see more of my work, please visit www.simonkennedy.net

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Simon Kennedy is a London Architectural Photographer working with architects, engineers, developers, designers, artists, journalists and visualisation companies to produce iconic architectural images and video (All images copyright Simon Kennedy, London Architectural Photographer)

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