AboutBuilding Designs monthly Inspiration series has established itself as a much-loved institution with British architects. Forty-five architects have reported on the buildings that made a powerful impact on them. Photographer Ed Tyler selects his favourite images from the series in this, his first solo London exhibition.
The architects selections have covered a wide historical spread - Hardwick Hall (Stephen Bates and Jonathan Sergison) to Miralles Tagliabues Utrecht Town Hall of 2000 (Stephen Witherford and William Mann) and a significant range in scale Hexenhaus (Takero Shimazaki) to the Gardens of Versailles (Deborah Saunt and David Hills). Some choices have been obscure David Kohns selection of Milans Villa Necchi Campiglio but many of the worlds most celebrated buildings have featured too including Veronas Castelvecchio Museum chosen by Paul Williams of 2012 Stirling Prize winners Stanton Williams.
When asked about the work in the exhibition, Ed Tyler comments, It has been such a privilege visiting and photographing so many interesting buildings with these architects. Their enthusiasm, knowledge and joy in the architecture is infectious each trip has been an enlightening delight.
Ed Tyler is a professional photographer based in London specialising in portraiture and corporate communications. His work has featured in a number of publications and he was selected as a finalist at the National Portrait Gallerys Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize in 2009.