Outdoor Classroom Day

Fun shoot for Outdoor Classroom Day in May.

When teachers take learning outdoors they report some powerful impacts: Children’s behaviour improves, whole classes are excited to learn, and individuals who feel inhibited by the curriculum often thrive in an outdoor environment.  When adults think back to their own happiest memories of childhood, they frequently recall the joy of playing outdoors. Play is not only central to children’s enjoyment of childhood, but teaches critical life skills such as problem-solvingteamwork and creativity.   

Here East

Driving past Here East in London's Olympic Park I noticed this eye catching development and thought, I must photograph that. Then I got the call...

The Gantry is a 21st century cabinet of curiosities made up of 21 individual creative studios drawing on the rich artistic heritage of Hackney Wick. These studios are set within a gigantic gridded structure on the side of The Broadcast Centre at Here East facing the Queen Elizabeth Park. Built using open-source technology, each studio is machine milled and arrives in a flatpack. On site, they are slotted together like a massive jigsaw before being lifted into place.  

Concrete House

Ongoing project following Adrian Corrigall's plan to build a Concrete House as a family home.

'A love of concrete born from years of riding skateparks on bikes and boards, became the base theme for our project. This unorthodox decision to build solely from concrete, with no other internal finishes, led us to discover that concrete is a far more advanced material in the 21st century. However we have had to work hard to achieve both understanding and acceptance from what is a typically traditional construction industry.'

It will feature in Grand Designs Autumn series.