London. Forever changing, moving, evolving. Glamour and power juxtapose with the brewing storm or the breaking sunshine. Volatile and moody, a high maintenance mistress. Where the light and darkness of our souls comes together.
The Grade II*-listed Caledonian Clock Tower was the centrepiece of the Metropolitan Cattle Market opened in 1855. It was designed by John Bunstone Bunning, Architect and Surveyor to the Corporation of the City of London. It remains largely unchanged since its original construction.
In September 2016 I was invited, along with a few other photographers, to a one-off night-time tour of the Serpentine Pavilion Summer Houses Exhibition, part of the Serpentine Architecture Programme. The event was organised by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
The main exhibit which you can see here was designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels.
The chapel (ξωκλήσι) of Agioi Anargyroi in Cavo Greco National Park. Unlike urban churches, chapels build in the wilderness tend to be architecturally diverse. The chapel borrows its colours from Aegean island traditions but its architecture blends the traditional curved rectangular dome with a modernist straight line canopy, reflecting the unison between sky and horizon.
Nature meets Architecture. The Cavo Greco
Environmental Information and Education Centre was completed in 2015. The building utilises local rock and rusted red iron slabs to inconspicuously blend with the Cypriot landscape where the iron-rich soil has a distinctive red colour.
Over the past 40 years, American artist James Turrell has pioneered the use of light and space in art. By manipulating light instead of paint or sculpture Turrell creates not an object but an experience of perception that challenges our own understanding of the nature of seeing and our primal connection to light.
With more than 150 dotted around the world, Skyspaces are Turrell's signature piece. These are enclosed viewing spaces open to the sky through an aperture in the roof that enable viewers to observe changes in light from minute to minute and season to season. The experience is powerfully contemplative and sublime and viewers often describe it as religious.