Architecture is everywhere! It’s all around us in everyday life, and sometimes it’s a work of art. A housing estate, a lighthouse in the desert, a cycle track, and a bankrupt casino all feature among the images vying to be named Architecture Photograph of the Year 2017.
The Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards aims to highlight the expertise of specialist architectural photographers, translating the sophistication of architecture into a readable and understandable two dimensions, to explain and extol the character, detail and environment of the project.
Entries for this year’s awards were accepted under four categories: Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place and Buildings in Use, with 5 being shortlisted for the final in each category, with the judges asked to look beyond the architecture to the composition, light, scale, atmosphere, sense of place and understanding of the project.
The only UK entry in the 20 was taken by Martine Hamilton and is of the Derby Arena Velodrome being used.
The shortlisted photographs will be exhibited at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Berlin from 15th-17th November where visitors to WAF will be able to cast their vote for the overall winner, which will be announced during the Gala Dinner on Friday 17th November.
The winner will receive $3000 and will be exhibited, with the other shortlisted entrants, at Image + Space in Beijing, China from 15th November – 15th December 2017 and at Sto Werkstatt, the cultural headquarters of the Sto Group in London in early 2018.
A sample of the shortlisted entries can be seen below, but for the full list please head to the official website here.