Open House London: Roca Gallery

Leaving behind the disappointment that was Battersea Power Station (see previous blog) i rushed over to Roca Gallery and as i could no longer see any of the other places i whizzed over before it closed. 

The Roca Gallery is a beautiful space, its main function is to serve as a showroom however it is designed by Zaha Hadid Architects known for their/her futuristic, space aged designs. 

The Architect: taken from Roca Biog

Zaha Hadid: "is the founder of Zaha Hadid Architects, was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize (considered to be the Nobel Prize of architecture) in 2004 and is internationally known for both her theoretical and academic work. Each of her dynamic and innovative projects build on over thirty years of revolutionary exploration and research in the interrelated fields of urbanism, architecture and design. Hadid’s interest lies in the rigorous interface between architecture, landscape and geology as her practice integrates natural topography and human-made systems, leading to experimentation with cutting-edge technologies" 

Its a wonderful space, and although they had a talk going on (sounded good from what I could hear) i set about taking some photos. This is why i love architectural photography and why i have persisted in Open House up till now, it might be my day job, but sometimes the places have already been shot and this is the only way i will get a stab at it, albeit by trying to avoid the public and without my tripod and favoured Tilt Shift lens. Still we use what we have at hand.....