Lloyd’s Building (Abstract)

18 Feb

Lloyd's Building (Abstract)

‘One glimpses bits of gleaming stainless steel, or electric-blue light at night, patched onto the sober City landscape. More like a vertical street, its close proximity to other buildings allows it physically to penetrate its surroundings.

The unusual configuration is a result of its location within the irregular medieval street pattern and the dominant philosophy of the architect that the building should appear to be assembled from a ‘kit of parts’

… All the structural details are fully on display, giving the viewer an understanding of just how the building is supported and braced.

‘Inside, the atmosphere is awesomely cathedral-like… Light pours down into the canyon-like atrium space and additional light comes from large fittings, which also act as air extractors, set into the ceiling. The triple-glazed external cladding skin acts as an air duct from ceiling to floor.’

Source: Samantha Hardingham in London: a guide to recent architecture

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Posted by on February 18, 2008 in photoblog


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2 responses to “Lloyd’s Building (Abstract)

  1. cyclepod

    February 19, 2008 at 10:16 am

    I like this picture too, it is a shame it is hard to get decent arty photos in touristy shops in London. It is a waste of good talent.


  2. kayodeok

    February 19, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Thanks for visiting 🙂

    I was trying for something different so I appreciate your comment.



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