A detail shot of the ornate freize work on the original Gas & Light building –now the SupplyCore building– in downtown Rockford, Illinois.
Garrison School Lofts & Town Homes - NWQ Ad, Winter 2008
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nicholas conservatory construction
A view from the teacher's desk towards the students
ICE (Inter City Transport, Deutsche Bahn) train station in Cologne airport, Germany.
An abstract detail taken in the dusk glow in downtown San Francisco of the iconic Shaklee Terraces building designed by architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
I like the layering of the four buildings, and the echoes of light & shadow in their own geometry. This was an outtake from a series study during I did one afternoon while walking around in downtown San Francisco's financial district.
I was intrigued that the Canessa Printing Company windows were cylinders linked together like on printing press drums that they use. This was from a series around in downtown San Francisco's financial district.
A series study during I did one afternoon while walking around in downtown San Francisco's financial district.
A long shot from the glass balcony stairway looking down on the kitchen bar.
A view from just inside the deck entrance to the great room, kitchen & loft at night.
A shot to demonstrate the visual stacking of the different roof angles and dimensions.
An abstract view at midday of the "Mission: Space" exhibit in the Epcot Center at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Sometimes architectural photography shots come from the most surprising situations. I was able to grab this frame –in the dark no less– of the exterior of the "Test Track" feature in the Epcot Center of Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The lighting of the facade is coming from a burst of fireworks across the park.
Neoclassical colonnades stand tall at the administrative entrance to the old Winnebago County courthouse, Rockford, Illinois
Stoplight Colonnades || A detail shot of a pair of columns supporting the entrance to the historic American Life Insurance Co. building in downtown Rockford, Illinois. The reflection of a stoplight can be seen in the window just below the Ionic corbel that caps the arched brick window.
A storm brewing over the Yerkes Observatory threatens to rain out an otherwise sunny day.
State & Lake elevated CTA station. Late afternoon sun creates a rich brocade of iron trestles, glass & aluminum winged overhangs, and the façades of historical & modern skyscrapers alike in downtown Chicago.
Swoosh. A CTA El train blurs past the buildings it traverses in the late afternoon sun of Chicago's Loop.
Color in patterned rhythm. Everywhere in modern architecture today there seems to be emerging a fresh new language of using materials to create patterned rhythms in color & light.
Iconic. the effective use of greyscale aluminum panels cladding the side of the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Chicago let it stand proud in a crowded cityscape.
Movement in monolith. Using flat blacks to let the utility portions of the building recede, the mosaic of greyscale panels glint in the sun, as if window reflections along the moving tracks of an el train. I love the motion of this facade treatment.
All great buildings have good angles – even if rarely shown or seen. This is the dramatic back side of the Northwestern Mutual Tower in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
A mid-century modern parking deck ramp in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Christmas Postpartum Parking #3 || Parking lots empty as our commuter consumer culture returns home to their nests and online lives. . . . #christmas #parking #parkingdeck #cloudy #grey #drab #concrete #postpartum #commuter #consumerism #empty #emptiness #parkinglot
Old Into New || The old Winnebago County Courthouse at sunset is reflected in the modern glass façade of the newer Winnebago County Administration building. . @cityofrockfordillinois @winnebagocountygov @gwaarchitects . . #architecture #architektur #arcitektura #architecturephotography #facade #facadelovers #windows #glazing #glass #reflections #abstract #municipal #government #1900s #1970s #rockfordil #rockfordillinois #winnebagocounty
Morgunblaðið Offices & Mt. Esja || A supertele long shot over the hills of Reykjavík, Iceland in winter showing the older offices of the daily newspaper, and a high rise in front of the dramatic snow covered mountainside of Mt. Esja, which sits across the bay from the city itself.
River Calm at Dusk. | A medium shot looking East across the Rock river at dusk when the river reached its calmest moment. The Waterside building, Trinity Lutheran Church, Faust Landmark Hotel, Midway Theater cupola, and even Swedish American Hosptial can be seen in the distance. Downtown Rockford, Illinois.
Orange Wedge || When originally built in the 1970s, the Metro Centre was clad in International Signal Orange in order to stand out in an otherwise beige & brown downtown cityscape. I’d say it achieved that goal. The William Brown Lofts and Amerock buildings can be seen on the left, and slivers of the Hanley building and Stewart Square on the right. . @cityofrockfordillinois @gorockford @bmoharrisbankcenter @bmoharrisbank @embassy_suites_rockford @williambrownlofts @rdarockford . . . #cityscape #downtown #smallcity #architecture #architecturephotography #architektur #architektura #facade #orange #signalorange #dawn #rockfordil #rockfordillinois
Rockford’s oldest grand hotel, this fifteen story, L-shaped Landmark was built in 1929, and featured grand and junior ballrooms at the top of its central tower. It is one of the few edifices that can be seen from nearly everywhere in the city
Old YMCA, City Hall & Lutheran Church Spires
A sunset glow flickers weakly on he underside of the rushing clouds of dusk rushing in over the Rock river , and a city prepares to come to life again at night.
Wait For it... || Bingo! This is the last lick of sunlight as it peeked out below the clouds for about 30 seconds. I don't always get lucky, but I've found if I wait, sometimes there's a great reward. Rockford's newest riverfront development, Embassy Suites by Hilton nearing completion.