Tag: Architecture

Lost Castles in Merseyside

You know that old saying that kids prefer to enjoy the box the Christmas present arrived in more so than the actual Christmas present? This is that x1000. The project is by French artist Olivier Grosset?te and aimed to create monumental structures based on medieval forts or historic structures which were in the region at one time. It’s all done using recyclable cardboard and packing tape. I love that it follows the ideology of reduce, reuse and recycle because the project reused cardboard and when it was done recycled it all. It inspires and educates both about how we can have fun with simple things and also discusses the architectural history of the region. I loved this.

The locations were;

  • Williamson Square, Liverpool city centre
  • Ashton Park, West Kirby (sadly the rain got to the cardboard and it collapsed)
  • Knowsley Safari Park
  • Norton Priory, Halton
  • Victoria Square, St Helens,
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Lady Lever Art Gallery Redevelopment

Over the period of a year I was commissioned to document the redevelopment of the South End galleries at the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight.

I had a fascinating look behind the scenes at the spaces before they were rebuilt as galleries. I was tasked with recreating some of the original photography to show the contrast between what was there before, now and how it looked upon completion.Read More

Switch House by Herzog & De Meuron

Designed by architects Herzog & De Meuron the extension to Tate Modern is stunning. I need to go back and explore some more as there’s a lot to take in. I love the way light reflects off the buildings over the road. At the top there’s a viewing platform offering views across the river.

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Liverpool for Wizz Air Magazine

Last year I was commissioned by Wizz Air Magazine to produce a series of photographs to go with an article on the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was a fun couple of days going to places I often go but meeting new people and having interesting conversations. There’s also the challenge of trying to create a new image of something you know so well. 


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Wirral Met College by Glenn Howells Architects

Just down the road from me is the new Wirral Met College on Wirral Waters. It’s been there a year now and there’s a few things I really like. First up is the design. It reminds me of Icelandic architecture. I like the big windows so people can see in and out. Turns out there’s a reason for this. It’s so people passing can understand the use of the building and also invite people in. The idea is that you can see people learning a skill and maybe think you could try it too. Clever. On the flip side it the view inspires the students. They’ll see the area develop over time and how the skills they’re learning can be put to real world use. Again, clever.

Last thing I like is that there’s nothing obscuring the view. No railings. No health and safety. There’s no railings in Amsterdam by the canals and there’s bars by the water. Turns out its not as big as an issue as you think. So they left the view uncluttered. I like that.

We went on a tour and they said that inside everything is left exposed. This is so that while the students are learning about buildings the teacher can actually point to a working example right above them. It’s good stuff.

Nice architecture. Inspiring and educating while also fitting in with the area. Hopefully the start of good things to come with Wirral Waters.

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Pezo von Ellrichshausen in London

As part of the Sensing Spaces exhibition at the Royal Academy in London the Chilean company Pezo von Ellrichshausen created a beautiful wooden installation that you could climb up to get closer to the wonderful ceiling. It was huge and really had presence in that room but when you were on top it’s all about enjoying the details in the room its taken over.

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