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Architectural Photography

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

A £12.9m extension to Byron Court Primary School in Wembley, designed by London-based practice Paul Murphy Architects, almost doubling the capacity of the school to 1050. Taking just 16 months to complete, the extension includes new classrooms, kitchen and sports hall, split into 3 distinct construction phases. The architect consulted and collaborated with the school to create the stunning interior environment.

Architectural photographer, London, 01 of 05 Architectural photographer, London, 01 of 05

Interior photograph showing classroom, 02 of 05. Interior photograph showing classroom, 02 of 05.

Classrooms are light and colourful and feature acoustic modelling, 03 of 05. Classrooms are light and colourful and feature acoustic modelling, 03 of 05.

Exterior courtyard tensile fabric structure, 04 of 05. Exterior courtyard tensile fabric structure, 04 of 05.

Exterior view of the new sports field, 05 of 05. Exterior view of the new sports field, 05 of 05.

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

Established Architectural practice Hopkins Architects are based in North London, and completed this total refurbishment of the original venue for the 1948 Olympic cycling events in Herne Hill, South London. The design of the pavilion features a timber structure above, utilising 6 of the original decorative cast iron columns from the 1890’s structure to hold it up. The scheme provides a new kitchen and servery, changing rooms, toilets, and a large club room that has views of the track beyond. The stepped terrace provides numerous seating opportunities for race spectators. The project also provides a fabric-roofed space behind which provides all-year weather protection.

Hopkins Architects, London, 01 of 14.
Hopkins Architects, London, 01 of 14.

Design features timber cladding and a brick base architecture, 02 of 14.
Design features timber cladding and a brick base architecture, 02 of 14.

Photography showing the brick plinth, glulam  beams and timber soffit, 03 of 14
Photography showing the brick plinth, glulam beams and timber soffit, 03 of 14

Photograph of the Herne Hill Velodrome, London, 04 of 14.
Photograph of the Herne Hill Velodrome, London, 04 of 14.

Hopkins Architects' Velodrome in Herne Hill, 05 of 14.
Hopkins Architects’ Velodrome in Herne Hill, 05 of 14.

Cyclists on the Velodrome Forecourt, 06 of 14.
Cyclists on the Velodrome Forecourt, 06 of 14.

An exterior view, 07 of 14.
An exterior view, 07 of 14.

Velodrome architecture photographer, 08 of 14.
Velodrome architecture photographer, 08 of 14.

Photograph showing the tensile fabric roof, 09 of 14.
Photograph showing the tensile fabric roof, 09 of 14.

Fabric roof and complimentary timber cladding, 10 of 14.
Fabric roof and complimentary timber cladding, 10 of 14.

London architectural velodrome photography, 11 of 14.
London architectural velodrome photography, 11 of 14.

Evening view of the architecture dhowing the lighting design, 12 of 14.
Evening view of the architecture dhowing the lighting design, 12 of 14.

Herne Hill Velodrome architectural photograph, 13 of 14.
Herne Hill Velodrome architectural photograph, 13 of 14.

Night photograph, 14 of 14.
Night photograph, 14 of 14.

(Architectural photography completed over 1 day, all images copyright Simon Kennedy. If you wish to use any of these images for any purpose please email me at info@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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