October, 2015 Monthly archive

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

A parkland forms the heart of Chiswick Park as an open public space that includes a performance area, lake and nature reserve. The award winning project offers 185,000m² of office space spread across 12 buildings, including a restaurant and bar. Buildings are standardised and constructed off-site. The office buildings contain highly flexible space that can be configured in open plan or cellular form. Central atria give views of the landscaped park and bring light into the centre of each building. Since 2007, Chiswick Park has been listed every year and is one of the UK’s 50 Best Workplaces.

(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 9

Exterior photograph of building parkland
Exterior photograph of building parkland, 2 of 9

Chiswick Park building relationship
Chiswick Park building relationship, 3 of 9

Solar shading, Building 8
Solar shading, Building 8, 4 of 9

Steel frame solar blades
Steel frame solar blades, 5 of 9

Architectural photograph of construction detail of frame junction
Architectural photograph of construction detail of frame junction, 6 of 9

Interior photography showing view from entrance lobby
Interior photography showing view from entrance lobby, 7 of 9

View across lake and walk bridge
View across lake and walk bridge, 8 of 9

Landscape and terraced seating
Landscape and terraced seating, 9 of 9

 

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 environmentally-led design of this University campus by Arup Associates encourages an open and free exchange of ideas across disciplines. The BREEAM ‘Excellent’ building emphasises the learning experience, focusing on how people would experience the building. In one zone, floating podular spaces known as ‘the planets’ hang from structural steelwork, giving students the chance to experience the forces at work on a practical level. Meanwhile, exposed services are closely coordinated into electrical, mechanical and public health zones so that students can follow their path around the building. Proportion and mathematical beauty used in architecture since antiquity were applied through pure geometry. The biggest challenge was generating a footprint that would result in a total floor area of 14,000m2. The final geometry has a perfect square as the footprint’s outer boundary, while the inner boundary creates a perfect Ptolemy’s quadrilateral and with all primary line intersections being perfect harmonic ratios. Encouraging and celebrating students’ commitment to engineering, the building is brave and innovative. The potential of every element in its concrete frame has been maximised to produce a raw, robust and dramatic structure. The faculty building was completed in August 2012 and officially opened in February 2013.

(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.)

Exterior architectural photography of elevation
Exterior architectural photography of elevation. 1 of 17

Window detail
Window detail. 2 of 17

Window elevation detail
Window elevation detail. 3 of 17

Photograph of solar shading against sky
Photograph of solar shading against sky. 4 of 17

Entrance courtyard
Entrance courtyard. 5 of 17

Skyline view of living roof
Skyline view of living roof. 6 of 17

Interior staircase and mezzanine
Interior staircase and mezzanine. 7 of 17

Interior of open studios
Interior of open studios. 8 of 17

Interior photography showing structural steelwork
Interior photography showing structural steelwork. 9 of 17

London architectural photography
London architectural photography. 10 of 17

Auditorium
Auditorium. 11 of 17

Distant view of Coventry University Engineering Computing Building
Distant view of Coventry University Engineering Computing Building. 12 of 17

Wide angle elevation from courtyard
Wide angle elevation from courtyard. 13 of 17

Architectural photography of the glazed elevation
Architectural photography of the glazed elevation. 14 of 17

Architectural photographer, London
Architectural photographer London. 15 of 17

Sunset glazing reflection
Sunset glazing reflection. 16 of 17

Long exposure view from the street
Long exposure view from the street. 17 of 17

 

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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