Architectural Details
       
     
John Lewis Leeds
       
     
City of London Information Centre
       
     
20 Fenchurch Street
       
     
City of London Information Centre
       
     
Broadgate
       
     
Tate Modern
       
     
Barbican Tower
       
     
Central Square Leeds
       
     
Charlotte Building
       
     
Canada Water Library
       
     
Two New Ludgate
       
     
Max Rayne Centre
       
     
Seven Kings
       
     
Manhattan Loft Gardens
       
     
Newport Street Gallery
       
     
The Yellow Building
       
     
More London
       
     
5 Broadgate Facade
       
     
10 Upper Bank Street
       
     
Unite Stratford One
       
     
Belmont House
       
     
Turnmill
       
     
Nexus Place
       
     
Bjarke Ingels Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
       
     
Victoria Gate
       
     
The Monument Building
       
     
St. Regis Hong Kong
       
     
100 Cheapside
       
     
Guy's Hospital
       
     
Baltimore Tower
       
     
Chobham Academy
       
     
The Copper Box Arena
       
     
Keybridge House
       
     
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80 Cannon Street
       
     
The Walbrook
       
     
One New Change Ceiling Detail
       
     
Stapleton House
       
     
Victoria Leeds
       
     
US Embassy
       
     
60 Queen Victoria Street
       
     
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Cannon Street Station
       
     
The Willis Building
       
     
Manhattan Loft Gardens Facade
       
     
Tintagel House
       
     
Aquatics Centre
       
     
Terrace Mount & Hilton Hotel Bournemouth
       
     
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61 Oxford Street
       
     
Blue Fin Venue
       
     
Dollar Bay
       
     
Cheval Three Quays
       
     
R7 Handyside Facade
       
     
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10 Upper Bank Street
       
     
20 Bank Street Facade
       
     
Architectural Details
       
     
Architectural Details

Photographing architecture up-close.

Being an architectural photographer opens up the possibility to collaborate with a number of clients in the industry and the photography of architectural details can be for companies as diverse as architects, suppliers of curtain-walling and facades, the manufacturers of building materials and bespoke glazing specialists.

Innovative building materials and advanced manufacturing, engineering and construction techniques are transforming the possibilities of what can be achieved within architectural design. The architectural photography displayed within this gallery focuses upon these new and exciting developments within contemporary architecture, highlighting the creativity of both architects, manufacturers and construction workers.

The aim of each of these photographs is to clearly articulate a buildings specific design features and qualities, whether they be materials, form or structure in a manner that enhances each element through the creative field of photography. Showing the clients products installed and in context is key to this aspect of my work as an architectural photographer.

Over the years, having worked with such a diverse client base and attained, through experience, an intuitive understanding of how to tailor each image to the clients specific requirements I am confident I can produce the perfect set of images to highlight your company's product or work. If you have an architectural project you would like photographing please get in touch for more information.

John Lewis Leeds
       
     
John Lewis Leeds

London architectural practice ACME designed this beautiful diamond shaped, latticed facade which covers the new John Lewis department store in Leeds City Centre. The flagship building for John Lewis in the North of England forms part of the wider Victoria Gate retail development.

City of London Information Centre
       
     
City of London Information Centre

Make Architects created a bold angular design to house the City of London's information centre. A building which sits in stark contrast to its neighbour St. Paul's Cathedral. Depicted in the photograph is the vibrant yellow cladding on the underside of the roof structure.

20 Fenchurch Street
       
     
20 Fenchurch Street

Sometimes even the most functional, least observed aspects of a building can provide the architectural photographer with creative opportunities as this ventilation shaft at the base of the 20 Fenchurch Street shows.

City of London Information Centre
       
     
City of London Information Centre

Yet another take on London based architectural practice Make Architect’s bold angular City of London Information Centre. This photograph depicts the exposed metal panels which form the dynamic roof structure.

Broadgate
       
     
Broadgate

New transformations in the public realm around Broadgate have accompanied the development of Make architects 5 Broadgate building. This photograph details the colourful additions to the walkways that surround the buildings perimeter and underpass.

Tate Modern
       
     
Tate Modern

The dynamic 65 meter high Tate Modern Blavatnik Building designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron features a perforated brick-lattice facade. The buildings angular form rises 10-storeys and features a viewing platform on the upper level.

Barbican Tower
       
     
Barbican Tower

The Barbican Estate, designed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, is an iconic example of Brutalist architecture built in the 1960's and remains one of the most interesting and creative spaces in the City of London. The potential compositions the building offers an architectural photographer are endless; here the desaturated concrete facade is brought to life by a lone yellow deckchair.

Central Square Leeds
       
     
Central Square Leeds

Central Square is a new office, retail and leisure development located in the heart of Leeds' commercial district. The facade makes use of a variety of materials and colour. The building was designed by Leeds architectural practice DLA and photography of the facade was carried out for Taylor Maxwell.

Charlotte Building
       
     
Charlotte Building

The Charlotte Building is located at 17 Gresse Street, just around the corner from Tottenham Court Road station. This nicely clad office development designed by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands Architects won the RIBA London Award in 2010.

Canada Water Library
       
     
Canada Water Library

Canada Water Library designed by CZWG Architects sits alongside a stretch of open water in the London borough of Southwark. The top-heavy crystalline structure features a grated metal facade which reflects the shimmering waters below.

Two New Ludgate
       
     
Two New Ludgate

Located in the City of London just a short distance from St. Paul's Cathedral, Two New Ludgate is an office scheme designed by German architectural practice Sauerbruch Hutton. The distinctive colourful facade it perfect for capturing detailed architectural photographs.

Max Rayne Centre
       
     
Max Rayne Centre

Serving as a theater production facility for the National Theater the Max Rayne Centre was designed by Haworth Tompkins architectural practice. The simplicity of the aluminium-clad facade works perfectly for minimal architectural photography.

Seven Kings
       
     
Seven Kings

Seven Kings Primary School located in Ilford, East London is a new educational facility designed by architectural practice Watkins Gray International LLP. Architectural photography of the facade was carried out for Taylor Maxwell.

Manhattan Loft Gardens
       
     
Manhattan Loft Gardens

Manhattan Loft Gardens is a new skyscraper located in Stafford, East London. The development designed by American architectural practice Skidmore, Owings & Merrill comprises both residential units and a Five-star hotel.

Newport Street Gallery
       
     
Newport Street Gallery

London architectural practice Caruso St John created this distinctive saw-tooth roof design which sits atop the main entrance to Newport Street Gallery. The design stands in stark contrast with the refurbished elements of the retained warehouses that form the rest of the building.

The Yellow Building
       
     
The Yellow Building

Home to fashion retailer Monsoon Accessorize, The Yellow Building, located in West London was completed in 2008. Design of the building, with its distinctive serrated edge roof, was carried out by London architectural practice AHMM (Allford Hall Monaghan Morris).

More London
       
     
More London

Foster and Partners architects created the master plan for the Thames Riverside development known as More London. Located in the company of prestigious Landmarks like Tower Bridge and the Tower of London the development is comprised of offices, retail and public space.

5 Broadgate Facade
       
     
5 Broadgate Facade

The Make architects designed 5 Broadgate building located in the City of London features sharp angular windows which dissect the surface of the stainless-steel facade. The innovative design was awarded a BREEAM Excellent rating for its sustainability.

10 Upper Bank Street
       
     
10 Upper Bank Street

KPF Architects designed this 32 storey office tower located in the heart of Canary Wharf. The repetition of vertical white fins that run down the buildings facade are great for creating minimal compositions.

Unite Stratford One
       
     
Unite Stratford One

Over 1000 students are housed in BDP Architects, 28-storey, Stratford One student building. Developed by Unite Group the building features two contrasting facades which are perforated with a scattering of windows, varying in shape and size. The outer section, photographed here, is covered in terracotta tiles.

Belmont House
       
     
Belmont House

Designed by London based architectural practice TP Bennett, Belmont House in Uxbridge, West London features an irregular arrangement of windows, perfect for creating isolated architectural compositions. Photography of the facade was carried out for Taylor Maxwell.

Turnmill
       
     
Turnmill

Piercy & Company, the architectural practice behind the Turnmill commercial development in the Clerkenwell Green Conservation Area have utilised these beautiful handmade, Roman format Petersen Tegl Kolumba bricks along the facade 'reflecting the masonry characteristics of Clerkenwell's warehouses.'

Nexus Place
       
     
Nexus Place

Designed by the now defunct architectural practice Sturgis Associates, Nexus Place is a rebuild of the former Fleetway House located in Farringdon, London. This unique architectural detail sitting atop the building, mirroring a crystalline structure, was a new addition increasing the height of the original structure.

Bjarke Ingels Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
       
     
Bjarke Ingels Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Founder of BIG Architects Bjarke Ingels designed the 2016 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion located in Kensington Gardens, London. The pavilion - a temporary structure, with a different one commissioned annually by the Serpentine Gallery - is made up of hollow fibreglass frames stacked on top of each other.

Victoria Gate
       
     
Victoria Gate

If ever a building was designed for an architectural photographer in mind it would have to be Acme architects Victoria Gate development in Leeds. The facade with it’s precision geometric detailing provides endless opportunities for framing.

The Monument Building
       
     
The Monument Building

Located in the City of London, the Make architects designed office development, named the Monument Building, provides a backdrop to The Monument commemorating the Great Fire of London in 1666. The buildings facade features these photogenic undulating strips of twisted aluminium.

St. Regis Hong Kong
       
     
St. Regis Hong Kong

Located in Wan Chai, Hong Kong the new 5-star luxury St. Regis Hotel features an angular geometric facade which rises up the buildings 27-stories. The hotel has received notable acclaim for its interior design which was undertaken by designer André Fu.

100 Cheapside
       
     
100 Cheapside

The innovative facade on 100 Cheapside consists of Portland stone surrounds which recede on the upper levels. The building which contains both office and retail space is located in the City of London and was designed by EPR Architects.

Guy's Hospital
       
     
Guy's Hospital

Contrasting the older Brutalist architecture of Guy's Hospital designed by Watkins Gray with the younger, stainless steel entrance wrap by designer Thomas Heatherwick. Guy's Hospital was for many years the worlds tallest hospital standing at 147 meters until it was surpassed in 2008 by the Hong Kong Sanatorium.

Baltimore Tower
       
     
Baltimore Tower

Designed by international architectural practice Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM Architects) Baltimore Tower is a distinctive residential development located south of Canary Wharf on the Isle of Dogs. The towers curvaceous, spiralling form is achieved through the slight offset of each floor as it rises to it’s 45-storey peak.

Chobham Academy
       
     
Chobham Academy

Utilised as gym and security hub during the 2012 London Olympic Games Chobham Academy has since become a school for over 1300 students. Located in East Village, Stratford the building, designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM Architects) is notable for its circular, central unit which has a facade covered in protruding vents.

The Copper Box Arena
       
     
The Copper Box Arena

One of four permanent venues built for the 2012 London Olympic Games, The Copper Box Arena was designed as a multi-purpose venue with the upper portion of the building being clad in copper panels. Make Architects, the team responsible for its design won several local awards.

Keybridge House
       
     
Keybridge House

Located in Vauxhall, London, Keybridge House is a new residential development designed by Allies and Morrison architects. Comprised of several low-rise blocks and two brick-clad towers, the largest of which is set to become the UK’s tallest residential brick tower standing at 37 storeys.

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80 Cannon Street
       
     
80 Cannon Street

The steel exoskeleton surrounding Arup Associates 1976 building 80 Cannon Street not only serves to structurally reinforce the building, it also carries water around the structure to aid cooling in the event of a fire.

Photography - Copyright © Alex Upton

The Walbrook
       
     
The Walbrook

The Walbrook is an commercial building located in the City of London designed by Foster & Partners. The facade is wrapped in horizontal bands or reflective brise soleil which contrast with the stone work of surrounding buildings.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

One New Change Ceiling Detail
       
     
One New Change Ceiling Detail

The dynamic lines, cuts and intersections that occur in the architectural detailing of Jean Nouvel's One New Change building are perfect for forming beautiful, abstract photographic compositions.

Photograph: Copyright © Alex Upton

Stapleton House
       
     
Stapleton House

Stapleton House, designed by Architecture PLB is a student accommodation building developed for Unite Group and London Metropolitan University. The buildings colourful metal clad facade is contrasted here with the surrounding brickwork. 

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

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Victoria Leeds
       
     
Victoria Leeds

Victoria Gate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK 2016.

The interior space at ACME architects Victoria Gate retail development in Leeds is just as architecturally impressive as the exterior in both it grandeur and fine detailing. The complex geometric roof structure suspended above the shopping arcade spirals into this beautiful clear glass aperture framing the sky above and allowing light to filter onto the concourse below.

Developer: Hammerson
Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine  
Architect: ACME

US Embassy
       
     
US Embassy

The US Embassy in London is soon moving to its new home along the Thames Riverbank in the district of Nine Elms. The building, designed by American architectural practice KieranTimberlake, features a innovative facade covered in geometric ETFE foils which serve to reduce solar glare and down winds.

Photography - Copyright © Alex Upton

60 Queen Victoria Street
       
     
60 Queen Victoria Street

The architectural detailing on the industrial looking HSBC building, also known as 60 Queen Victoria Street, features a unique patinated bronze facade. The building located in the City of London won the City Architecture Award in 2002 and was designed by Foggo Associates.

Photography - Copyright © Alex Upton

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Cannon Street Station
       
     
Cannon Street Station

Above the redeveloped Canon Street Station in London sit a series of office spaces designed by architects Foggo Associates. The building is clad in a giant steel exoskeleton which forms wonderful geometric patterns.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

The Willis Building
       
     
The Willis Building

The Willis Building is a commercial skyscraper designed by Foster + Partners architects. The building is located in the City of London's financial district and features an elegant curved facade which provides beautiful reflection's of Richard Rogers adjacent Lloyd's of London building.  

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Manhattan Loft Gardens Facade
       
     
Manhattan Loft Gardens Facade

Manhattan Loft Gardens is a 43 storey residential tower situated in the London Olympic Park. The tower designed by SOM Architects features a unique double cantilever to provide high altitude garden space for it's residents. 

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Tintagel House
       
     
Tintagel House

Tintagel House has an interesting grid like structure formed of brick and stone, it was designed by T.P. Bennett and sits alongside the Thames River just off Albert Embankment. The 1960's building was formally occupied by the Metropolitan Police.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Aquatics Centre
       
     
Aquatics Centre

The curvature of the timber framed roof on Dame Zaha Hadid's Aquatics centre at the Olympic park in London not only references the buildings function, but the river ways which run alongside the building. It remains one of the most iconic buildings created for the 2008 Olympics. 

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Terrace Mount & Hilton Hotel Bournemouth
       
     
Terrace Mount & Hilton Hotel Bournemouth

The 4-star Bournemouth Hilton Hotel and Terrace Mount luxury apartments and penthouses combine to a mixed use development in the city's centre. Commissioned by THAT Group, hotel and leisure industry specialists, Kay Elliott Architects acted as monitoring architect on the scheme.

The hotels provides 300 bedrooms, a Schpoons & Forx restaurant, a rooftop Sky Bar, leisure club, swimming pool, conferencing facilities and a café. The architectural photography captures the contrast in detailing applied to the facade of the tower and low-rise portion of the building.

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61 Oxford Street
       
     
61 Oxford Street

Architectural Photograph of 61 Oxford Street's distinctive curved glass facade.

This mixed-use building located on London's busy Oxford Street was designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) Architects. Taking its inspiration from a classic vase designed by architect Alvar Aalto in the 1930's the rippled glass facade undulates up the buildings 8-storeys forming a peak above the main entrance.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Blue Fin Venue
       
     
Blue Fin Venue

The Blue Fin Venue also known as Bankside 123 is a commercial building located just opposite the Tate Modern on London's busy Southbank. Designed by architectural practice Allies and Morrison the building takes its name from the distinctive blue aluminium fins which cover its facade.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Dollar Bay
       
     
Dollar Bay

The rippling crystal clear glass facade on Dollar Bay Tower in London's Canary Wharf beautifully reflects the encompassing skyline. Designed by UK based architectural practice SimpsonHaugh & Partners the building is comprised of luxury residential apartments.

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

R7 Handyside Facade
       
     
R7 Handyside Facade

R7 Handyside, King's Cross, London

The colourful facade on Duggan Morris Architects R7 Handyside building is photographed here showing the contrasting pink tones which divide the buildings mass into two distinct halves. The building forms part of the King's Cross regeneration master-plan and is now fully let to New Look and XTX Markets.

At the time of photographing R7 Handyside the 10-storey building was still under construction, with the external area nearing completion, while the rest of the building will be ready for occupation in late 2017.

Photography - Copyright © Alex Upton

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10 Upper Bank Street
       
     
10 Upper Bank Street

This photograph contrasts the upper and lower portions of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates' 10 Upper Bank Street building in Canary Wharf. The building features white vertical fins that extend up the buildings 32 floors.

Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

 

20 Bank Street Facade
       
     
20 Bank Street Facade

The 20 Bank Street building is the European headquarters of financial firm Morgan Stanley, it is located in London's Canary Wharf and was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM Architects).

Photography - Copyright © Alex Upton