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Photo: The Ark Hammersmith architectural details.

Category: London - Filename: LonHamArk2x5811.jpg - Image ID no: 7816


Aidan O'RourkeTutor Aidan O’Rourke has built up a wide range of experience in both film and digital photography. He first became interested in photography in 1981. Since 1996 he has documented Manchester and Liverpool in photos and words. He has taken the 'now' photos for Manchester Then and Now, Manchester United Then and Now and Liverpool Then and Now (Anova Books). 107 of his photos are featured in the book Rebuilding Manchester by Euan Kellie. He wrote the Q&A pages for the first 27 issues of Digital Camera Magazine. From July 2008 to April 2009, his gigantic Manchester Mega-Photo was displayed in the foyer at Manchester’s Urbis Museum. He is based in Stockport and covers Manchester, Liverpool and northern England.
The Ark Hammersmith architectural details.
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Architectural details of the upper part of The Ark in Hammersmith West London

More images of The Ark.

"Ralph Erskine, who died in 2005, designed the Ark. Erskine was born in England but spent most of his life in Sweden, where he did most of his work. The Ark is one of very few projects built by Erskine in this country, with the other most notable work being the Byker Wall housing estate in Newcastle upon Tyne.

It is perhaps due to Erskine being out of the British architectural elite that he had the opportunity to take risks, and The Ark caused much controversy when built for its rule-breaking design. Some of its detractors spread a rumour that The Ark was built back to front but because of its design no one really noticed until it was finished!"

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Title:
The Ark Hammersmith architectural details.

Filename:
LonHamArk2x5811.jpg

ID number:
7816

Technical details:
Fuji Finepix S3

Date created:
2005-08-11

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