STONE

Video © Paul Raftery

Stone is a film that meticulously studies the journey of Portland Stone from the cathedral sized mine to the delicate and precision polishing of a finished block. Portland Stone is a historic building material, used since Roman times, reserved for the grandest buildings in London.

By Paul Raftery and Dan Lowe

Making an Entrance

Video © Paul Raftery

Isambard Kindom Brunel's Grand Entrance Hall shaft is now accessible to the public as a new freestanding, cantilevered staircase has been completed, designed by architects Tate Harmer. The project is part of the Brunel Museum’s plans to widen public awareness of the built legacy of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and our industrial heritage. The architects have also created a new doorway into the shaft, to ensure the new space is fully accessible.

Film by Paul Raftery and Dan Lowe
Commisioned by Tate Harmer

The Leadenhall Building

Video © Paul Raftery

“The Leadenhall Building” by Photographer Paul Raftery and Film Maker Dan Lowe, which follows on from the successful “Making The Leadenhall” released in 2013, completes the story of the construction of the building by taking the viewer inside to discover the interiors and panoramic views.


Directed and photographed by Paul Raftery and Dan Lowe
Commissioned by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

BA i360

Video © Paul Raftery

BA i360 Marks Barfield's "Vertical Pier" on the beach at Brighton.

By Paul Raftery and Dan Lowe

House in Hampstead

Video © Paul Raftery

A beautiful, light-filled family home crafted within a grade II listed Georgian house.

Film by Paul Raftery and Dan Lowe
Commssioned by Cullinan Studio

Making The Leadenhall Building

Video © Paul Raftery

The first 6 months of a year long project to film the construction of the Leadenhall Building in London.

Film by Paul Raftery and Dan Lowe
Commissioned by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Wren

Video © Paul Raftery

Paul Raftery and Dan Lowe’s video takes an unexpected look inside one of Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpieces in the City of London – the glorious St Stephen Walbrook church.
At four and a half minutes, it is a longer, meditative piece filmed in black and white. This style suits a contemplative study of Wren’s beautiful church. It is a unique exploration of space given the architect’s inventive combination of “four floor plans in one: a domed space, a nave and aisles, an even array of columns around a central hall and a Greek cross all at once.” [Nairn’s London, Ian Nairn.]

The Shard

Video © Paul Raftery

Paul Raftery, architectural photographer, and Dan Lowe, director, have collaborated to create a timelapse film showing the final weeks of construction of The Shard tower in London Bridge.