Still retaining its position as world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome, Pantheon of Rome signifies major achievements in technology and imagination. As a connection between outside and inside, oculus (the circular opening) in the dome is the passage for the magnificent light that creates the atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Each photograph, in its painting-like style, uncovers the powerful relationship between architecture and light.
In 1977, the Centre Pompidou was constructed as a museum within centre of Paris city. Architect Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano won the the design competition in 1971 to build this museum, not as a monument, but as a hub for social activities and community exchange.
Below is a series of photographs I took when I visited the centre last year. It was an amazing experience to actually visit the centre based on a unique concept to create an interactive social space with industrial monumentality.
The central idea for the design is to keep museum space as flexible and transparent as possible, which was achieved by keeping the insides free from any permanent building elements. This resulted in a structure that is turned inside out, revealing its inner workings.
The east facade facing Rue du Renard showcases all of the mechanical services, goods lifts and fire stairs. The services are colour coded, blue for air; green for fluids; yellow for electricity cables; and red for movement and flow (elevators) and safety (fire extinguishers).
Vin is a Sydney based photographer and travels in Australia and around the world for photography projects. He specialises in Architecture, Art, Fine Art and Time-Lapse photography. The images from his photography projects are available to purchase as Archival quality fine art prints and canvases...Read more