Photographing Curtain Walling & Contemporary Architectural Design Exteriors at Leeds College Of Building / by Rob Crawshaw

I recently had the opportunity to photograph the brand new Leeds College Of Building premises in Leeds City Centre. I worked with Metal Technology to show off the curtain walling solutions they had provided for the build.

The feature that struck me first about this building was the deep, green exterior window reveals. These greatly contrasted the red brick that made up the majority of the exterior. This along with the other variations made on the dimensions of the windows around the building, made for a great subject to photograph.

The building was split in to two distinct sections - the main 'sit down' learning and office environment which is characterised by the red brick and green reveals and the workshop area which is seen coming in to frame to the left below, where a dark grey brick is used along the South West side, while the North East side is covered in translucent walling panels. 

The building also uses a traditional industrial roof line which fits the area and purpose of the building, while being distinctive.

The building also uses a traditional industrial roof line which fits the area and purpose of the building, while being distinctive.