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Eye of the Tower was taken by Mehmet Yasa in Verona, Italy, with a Canon EOS 7D. "The staircase and the bell looks like an eye," says Yasa. "Architecture can fascinate us in many ways."
Eye of the Tower was taken by Mehmet Yasa in Verona, Italy, with a Canon EOS 7D. "The staircase and the bell looks like an eye," says Yasa. "Architecture can fascinate us in many ways."
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Man-Made Cave was taken by Gautam Kamat Bambolkar in New York with a Canon EOS 70D. "Rugged textured cable pipes ran over my head at a train station in New York, creating a trance-like, frightful pattern," says Bambolkar. "They ran from the edge of the entrance to an infinite end. It looked nothing less than a scary man-made cave."
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Man-Made Cave was taken by Gautam Kamat Bambolkar in New York with a Canon EOS 70D. "Rugged textured cable pipes ran over my head at a train station in New York, creating a trance-like, frightful pattern," says Bambolkar. "They ran from the edge of the entrance to an infinite end. It looked nothing less than a scary man-made cave."
The majestic St. Andrew's Cathedral Tower, by Andrean Hadhianto Kwee, was taken in Singapore with a Sony A6000. "The Neo-Gothic Style Building that was once subsequently demolished, rebuilt and completed in 1861," says Kwee. "This Cathedral now stands majestically in its surroundings in Singapore. Where it has still preserved its originality."
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The majestic St. Andrew's Cathedral Tower, by Andrean Hadhianto Kwee, was taken in Singapore with a Sony A6000. "The Neo-Gothic Style Building that was once subsequently demolished, rebuilt and completed in 1861," says Kwee. "This Cathedral now stands majestically in its surroundings in Singapore. Where it has still preserved its originality."
Cemetery of the 21st century was taken by Petr Starov in Ryazan, Russia, with a Canon 500D." The Image was shot in Russia, in summer 2010," says Starov. "The photo reveals the suspended construction of shopping center."
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Cemetery of the 21st century was taken by Petr Starov in Ryazan, Russia, with a Canon 500D." The Image was shot in Russia, in summer 2010," says Starov. "The photo reveals the suspended construction of shopping center."
Cross Bridge Waltz was taken by Guo ji Hua in Guangdong, China with a DJI drone. "This work uses unmanned aerial vehicles, because the intersection of this work has an abstract line of beauty," says Hua.
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Cross Bridge Waltz was taken by Guo ji Hua in Guangdong, China with a DJI drone. "This work uses unmanned aerial vehicles, because the intersection of this work has an abstract line of beauty," says Hua.
From the Carpet to the Throne was taken by Hossein Younesi in Iran with a Canon 70D. "A special look at architecture, by defining the move to God Conceptual," says Younesi. "The conception of architecture for man and his purpose From the Carpet to the Throne."
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From the Carpet to the Throne was taken by Hossein Younesi in Iran with a Canon 70D. "A special look at architecture, by defining the move to God Conceptual," says Younesi. "The conception of architecture for man and his purpose From the Carpet to the Throne."
Geometric Concept was taken by Dmytro Levchuk in Dubai, with a Nikon D7200. "New architectural concept forms in modern residential building," says Levchuk. "A sky view through floors from lobby."
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Geometric Concept was taken by Dmytro Levchuk in Dubai, with a Nikon D7200. "New architectural concept forms in modern residential building," says Levchuk. "A sky view through floors from lobby."
Abandoned School Fresno was taken by Robert Cassway in Montana, USA, with a Pentax 6x7 II. "This photo shows the ravages of time and weather on a building that was left to decay by benign neglect, after the families that lived in Fresno moved away," says Cassway. "It is part a larger series of photographs titled The Vanishing West."
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Abandoned School Fresno was taken by Robert Cassway in Montana, USA, with a Pentax 6x7 II. "This photo shows the ravages of time and weather on a building that was left to decay by benign neglect, after the families that lived in Fresno moved away," says Cassway. "It is part a larger series of photographs titled The Vanishing West."
Eye of the Tower was taken by Mehmet Yasa in Verona, Italy, with a Canon EOS 7D. "The staircase and the bell looks like an eye," says Yasa. "Architecture can fascinate us in many ways."
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Eye of the Tower was taken by Mehmet Yasa in Verona, Italy, with a Canon EOS 7D. "The staircase and the bell looks like an eye," says Yasa. "Architecture can fascinate us in many ways."
Bones was taken by Francis Meslet in France with a Nikon D750. "This picture was taken in a well known french memorial for the centenary of the first world war," says Meslet. "You can see the other side of this memorial looking up over your head. Another point of view."
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Bones was taken by Francis Meslet in France with a Nikon D750. "This picture was taken in a well known french memorial for the centenary of the first world war," says Meslet. "You can see the other side of this memorial looking up over your head. Another point of view."
The Showstopper was taken by Linda van Slobbe in Bar-le-Duc, France, with a Nikon D5200. "This historic theater is built in a typical oval shape that has the stage on one end and multiple floors and balconies all around the rest," says Slobbe. "This one has beautiful decorations."
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The Showstopper was taken by Linda van Slobbe in Bar-le-Duc, France, with a Nikon D5200. "This historic theater is built in a typical oval shape that has the stage on one end and multiple floors and balconies all around the rest," says Slobbe. "This one has beautiful decorations."
Inception was taken by Hanqing Qu in Kuala Lumpur with an iPhone 7 Plus. "This picture was taken at Malaysia's National Mosque," says Qu. "When the sun light sprinkles into this building, light and shade meet each other into a dream like scene. It reminds me of the movie Inception."
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Inception was taken by Hanqing Qu in Kuala Lumpur with an iPhone 7 Plus. "This picture was taken at Malaysia's National Mosque," says Qu. "When the sun light sprinkles into this building, light and shade meet each other into a dream like scene. It reminds me of the movie Inception."
Bicycle Rider was taken by Hans Wichmann in Aviles, Spain, with a Fuji X-Pro1. "The photo shows the Cultural Centre of Aviles in Northern Spain," says Wichmann. "It is a successful integration of modern buildings in an old industrial site by architect Oscar Niemeyer. A place for large and small people."
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Bicycle Rider was taken by Hans Wichmann in Aviles, Spain, with a Fuji X-Pro1. "The photo shows the Cultural Centre of Aviles in Northern Spain," says Wichmann. "It is a successful integration of modern buildings in an old industrial site by architect Oscar Niemeyer. A place for large and small people."
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The UK's Chartered Institute of Building has revealed the finalists of this year's Art of Building awards, an annual photography competition that highlights the beauty of the built environment. 2017's shortlist includes a dozen digital shots of buildings, roads, and other structures around the globe.

The Art of Building competition is open to both professional and amateur photographers and began back in 2010, with the aim of celebrating the creativity of those who work in the construction industry, their passion, and the impact their work has.

Read on to see our favorites, or hit the gallery to view all 12 photos, along with a brief description of each image by the photographer.

The Showstopper, by Linda van Slobbe

The Showstopper was taken by Linda van Slobbe in Bar-le-Duc, France, with a Nikon D5200. "This historic theater is built in a typical oval shape that has the stage on one end and multiple floors and balconies all around the rest," says Slobbe. "This one has beautiful decorations."
The Showstopper was taken by Linda van Slobbe in Bar-le-Duc, France, with a Nikon D5200. "This historic theater is built in a typical oval shape that has the stage on one end and multiple floors and balconies all around the rest," says Slobbe. "This one has beautiful decorations."

This beautiful shot of an aged theater in Bar-le-Duc, northeastern France, was taken by Linda van Slobbe with a Nikon D5200. The theater was constructed in 1900 and opened in 1902. It seats 400 people and there is currently an ongoing effort to restore it to its former glory.

Abandoned School in Fresno, by Robert Cassway

Abandoned School Fresno was taken by Robert Cassway in Montana, USA, with a Pentax 6x7 II. "This photo shows the ravages of time and weather on a building that was left to decay by benign neglect, after the families that lived in Fresno moved away," says Cassway. "It is part a larger series of photographs titled The Vanishing West."
Abandoned School Fresno was taken by Robert Cassway in Montana, USA, with a Pentax 6x7 II. "This photo shows the ravages of time and weather on a building that was left to decay by benign neglect, after the families that lived in Fresno moved away," says Cassway. "It is part a larger series of photographs titled The Vanishing West."

Time and weather have taken their toll on this school building in Montana, which was abandoned after local families moved away. The evocative photograph was taken by Robert Cassway with a Pentax 6x7 II and is part of a series titled The Vanishing West.

Bicycle Rider, by Hans Wichmann

Bicycle Rider was taken by Hans Wichmann in Aviles, Spain, with a Fuji X-Pro1. "The photo shows the Cultural Centre of Aviles in Northern Spain," says Wichmann. "It is a successful integration of modern buildings in an old industrial site by architect Oscar Niemeyer. A place for large and small people."
Bicycle Rider was taken by Hans Wichmann in Aviles, Spain, with a Fuji X-Pro1. "The photo shows the Cultural Centre of Aviles in Northern Spain," says Wichmann. "It is a successful integration of modern buildings in an old industrial site by architect Oscar Niemeyer. A place for large and small people."

Hans Wichmann captures the vibrancy of the Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre perfectly here with a Fuji X-Pro1. It's located in Avilés, northern Spain, and includes an open square, auditorium, observation tower, and other buildings.

If you'd like to cast a vote in the Art of Building competition, visit the source link below. Voting closes on January 8, 2018. The winner will be announced on January 30 and awarded a £3,500 (US$4,670) cash prize.

Source: Chartered Institute of Building

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