Architectural Photography: Exteriors
       
     
The Walbrook
       
     
Lexicon Building
       
     
Tate Modern Switch House
       
     
The Max Rayne Centre
       
     
Newport Street Gallery
       
     
5 Broadgate
       
     
Rambert Dance Company
       
     
Belmont House
       
     
Stapleton House
       
     
One Waverley Place
       
     
Cheval Three Quays
       
     
citizenM hotel Tower of London
       
     
Seventy Wilson
       
     
Chobham Manor
       
     
South Place Hotel
       
     
103-109 Wardour Street
       
     
London Aquatics Centre
       
     
West Croydon Bus Station
       
     
John Lewis Grand Central
       
     
One Tower Bridge
       
     
Dollar Bay
       
     
Nexus Place
       
     
Canaletto
       
     
One New Ludgate
       
     
The Eagle Building
       
     
Tower 42
       
     
Heron Tower
       
     
100 Cheapside
       
     
Architectural Photography: Exteriors
       
     
Architectural Photography: Exteriors

A selection of photographs documenting architectural projects from around the United Kingdom, with a focus on exterior spaces.

While some of these photographs aim to contextualise the buildings within their urban environment, others tend to focus upon the buildings formal and material features so as to emphasise their design qualities.

The photograph above shows the aluminium-clad theatre production facility for the National Theater in London, it was designed by architecture studio Haworth Tompkins.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

The Walbrook
       
     
The Walbrook

The Walbrook is a commercial building in the City of London designed by Norman Foster of Foster & Partners. Situated in a conservation area the building sits alongside Sir Christopher Wren's St Stephen Walbrook Church providing beautiful contrasts of architecture both old and new. 

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Lexicon Building
       
     
Lexicon Building

Lexicon is a 36 storey apartment building in Islington, London, it was designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) architects. 

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Tate Modern Switch House
       
     
Tate Modern Switch House

Tate Modern gallery extension designed by architects Herzog and de Meuron. You can view my complete collection of Tate Modern Switch House Photographs in the projects section of my portfolio.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

The Max Rayne Centre
       
     
The Max Rayne Centre

The Max Rayne Centre with its distinctive aluminium facade serves as a theater production facility and was completed by London Studio Haworth Tompkins in tandem with the refurbishment of The National Theater at Southbank. 

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Newport Street Gallery
       
     
Newport Street Gallery

Newport Street Gallery located in Vauxhall, London opened its doors to the public in early 2015 and is home to Damien Hirst's personal art collection. The former theatre warehouses were converted by London architecture studio Caruso St John.

For more architectural photographs of Newport Street Gallery please head over to the projects section of my portfolio.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton    

5 Broadgate
       
     
5 Broadgate

5 Broadgate is Swiss Bank UBS's new trading Headquarters located in the City of London, the building was designed by Ken Shuttleworth of Make Architects.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Rambert Dance Company
       
     
Rambert Dance Company

The Rambert building designed by architects Allies and Morrison sits adjacent to The Max Rayne Centre on London's Southbank. The national company for contemporary dance, Rambert, occupies the building which features spacious studious. The use of concrete cotextualises the building with its Brutalist neighbours The National Theater and Hayward Gallery.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Belmont House
       
     
Belmont House

Architectural Photograph of Belmont Houses, Uxbridge by TP Bennett.

Belmont House, located in Uxbridge Town Centre is a £30 million office redevelopment designed by London architectural practice TP Bennett for developer Aviva Investors. The facade photographed here for client Taylor Maxwell features an interesting array of irregular-shaped windows. The building now includes an additional floor sitting atop the four which formed the original structure of the 1980's office building.

To see more of my architectural photographs of Belmont House please head to the projects section of my portfolio. If you wish to know more about the building and my visit to photograph it please see my blog post.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Stapleton House
       
     
Stapleton House

Located on Holloway Road, Islington, Stapleton House is a 862 room student accommodation building developed for Unite Group and London Metropolitan University. The buildings colourful facade -which makes use of both stone, brick and metal cladding - is photographed here for the client: Taylor Maxwell.

For more architectural photographs of Stapleton House please head over to the projects section of my portfolio.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

One Waverley Place
       
     
One Waverley Place

The new fitness centre at The American School in London was completed in 2014, it was designed by Orms Architects. Here the installation of a new glass facade to the lower portion of the building is photographed for glazing specialists OAG.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Cheval Three Quays
       
     
Cheval Three Quays

Cheval Three Quays  is a luxury residential and apart-hotel scheme designed by 3D Reid Architects, it is located on the Thames River bank next to the Tower of London. The building utilises high quality materials with a combination of stone and glass covering the horse-shoe shaped facade.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

citizenM hotel Tower of London
       
     
citizenM hotel Tower of London

Located just a short walk from the Tower of London is the flagship citizenM hotel designed by Sheppard Robson architects. It contains 370 bedrooms and sits amoungst some of London's most historic architecture.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Seventy Wilson
       
     
Seventy Wilson

Architectural Photograph of 70 Wilson by Astudio.

Located on the border between Broadgate and Shoreditch, Seventy Wilson is a new office building aimed at technology companies. Designed by London based Astudio Architects, the building incorporates a Grade II listed structure and boasts a BREEAM Excellent rating. The distinctive upper floors sit at opposing angles while the facade is detailed with a pastel red cladding.

A detailed account of my trip to photograph 70 Wilson is available on my blog along with more photographs.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Chobham Manor
       
     
Chobham Manor

Chobham Manor is a new residential development located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park just meters from the Velodrome. Developed by one of the UK's biggest housing suppliers, Taylor Wimpey, the contemporary apartments are designed by a number of leading architectural practices including PRP, Karakusevic Carson Architects, Make Architects and Haworth Tompkins.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

South Place Hotel
       
     
South Place Hotel

South Place Hotel is a boutique city hotel located in the City of London, it was designed by architectural practice Allies and Morrison. The buildings unique facade features layered panels of glass, bronze and natural anodised aluminium, these materials are reconfigured as the building tapers towards the top where a rooftop restaurant, terrace and gym area are available to residents.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

 

103-109 Wardour Street
       
     
103-109 Wardour Street

Architectural photograph of 103-109 Wardour Street by Sheppard Robson.

Located in the vibrant district of Soho, London, is 103-109 Wardour Street, a luxury apartment complex housed behind an Edwardian facade. The buildings renovation was carried out by architectural practice Sheppard Robson and their interior design arm ID:SR Interiors. I was commissioned by client Sheppard Robson to photograph the buildings front elevation capturing the beautifully restored stonework and detailing around the windowpanes.

Please head over to my blog if you wish to read more about 103-109 Wardour Street and my visit to photograph it.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

 

London Aquatics Centre
       
     
London Aquatics Centre

Zaha Hadid Architects London Aquatics Centre was one of the venues utilised in the 2012 Olympics and has since been adapted for public use. The buildings fluid design, synonymous with Zaha Hadid's output during the later half of her career, relates to both its use and the adjacent river.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton 

West Croydon Bus Station
       
     
West Croydon Bus Station

West Croydon Bus Station was recently redeveloped as part of Transport for London's infrastructure investment programme. The station, which was designed by TFL's in-house architect can cope with up to 150 buses every hour and is expected to cater for 8 million passengers every year.

Please follow this link If you wish to see more photographs of West Croydon Bus Station.

An article on West Croydon Bus Station can be found on my blog.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

 

John Lewis Grand Central
       
     
John Lewis Grand Central

John Lewis is the flagship retail store at the newly renovated Grand Central Station in Birmingham, the building was designed by AZPML architects.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

One Tower Bridge
       
     
One Tower Bridge

Designed by Squire & Partners, One Tower Bridge is a luxury residential development locate on the Thames Riverbank next to the iconic Tower Bridge. The building is comprised of several blocks which utilise a variety of materials to reference the historic location.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Dollar Bay
       
     
Dollar Bay

Dollar Bay is a luxury residential tower currently under construction on the Isle of Dogs in Canary Wharf. Designed by Ian Simpson Architects the building features a sleek transparent facade which captures beautiful reflections on its glimmering surface. 

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Nexus Place
       
     
Nexus Place

Nexus Place by Sturgis Associates is a rebuild of the former Fleetway House located in Farringdon Street, London. The top portion of the building features this unusual crystalline structure.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton   

Canaletto
       
     
Canaletto

Canaletto or 259 City Road is a residential tower located in the London borough of Islington, it was designed by Dutch architect Ben van Berkel of UNStudio. Your can find more photographs of the Canaletto building in my rescent blog post. 

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

One New Ludgate
       
     
One New Ludgate

Designed by Fletcher Priest Architects One New Ludgate is an office development by Land Securities situated in the City of London just a short walk from St Paul's Cathedral.

If you are interested to see more images of New Ludgate the complete set can be viewed in the projects section of my portfolio.

A review of New Ludgate can be found on my blog.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

The Eagle Building
       
     
The Eagle Building

Located near Old Street's Silicon Roundabout The Eagle Building is a 26 storey mixed use development designed by Terry Farrell & Partners. The architecture takes its inspiration from the Art Deco era and retains the original 1933 building on site. 

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Tower 42
       
     
Tower 42

Tower 42 was the tallest building in the City of London until it was surpassed by the Heron Tower in 2009, the 183 meter tower was designed by Richard Seifert and was first occupied in 1980 by National Westminster Bank for use as their international headquarters.

Photography - Copyright © Alex Upton

Heron Tower
       
     
Heron Tower

Heron Tower or 110 Bishopsgate is a 46 floor commercial building in the City of London, it featres a public restaraunt on the 40th floor and was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) architects.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

100 Cheapside
       
     
100 Cheapside

100 Cheapside is an office building located in the City of London, its gradually receding facade, which is made from Portland stone tappers towards the peak referencing Cheapside's heritage. The building was designed by EPR Architects.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton