Utopia: London’s Brutalist Architecture

The photo series Utopia is a collaboration between studio esinam and London based architecture photographer Rory Gardiner. It pays tribute to some of London’s best example of brutalist architecture: The Barbican Estate, Royal National Theatre, Hayward Gallery, Trellick Tower and the Robin Hood Gardens. Continue reading

The Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament is the devolved national,unicameral legislature of Scotland. Located in the Holyrood area of the capital city, Edinburgh, it is frequently referred to informally as “Holyrood”.Debating Chamber, Scottish Parliament BuildingScotland’s Parliament sits at the foot of Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile in front of the spectacular Holyrood Park and Salisbury Crags. Constructed from a mixture of steel, oak, and granite, the complex building was hailed on opening as one of the most innovative designs in Britain today. Continue reading

The Red Elephants of Kenya

Ask anyone what color an elephant should be and you may get a raised eyebrow (or two) but the answer will normally be grey or greyish – perhaps even black or brown. The more observant might say there is pinkness around some parts of the body such as the ears and trunk. Red would almost certainly not be the answer even though some would swear they had witnessed pink elephants on parade. Yet in the Kenyan National Park of Tsavo East you will find red elephants aplenty. Continue reading

The Angel of The North

The Angel of The NorthThe Angel of the North is a steel sculpture of an angle with outstretched wings that stand 20 meters tall on top of a hill in Tyneside, outside Gateshead, in England, towering over the landscape and dwarfing all those who come to see it. The sculpture has a wingspan of 54 meters – greater than that of a Boeing 757, and has the ability to withstand winds of over 100 mph, thanks to its 200 ton weight. These superlative figures make the Angel of the North Britain’s largest sculpture. Continue reading