Zooming in on the world's best architectural photography
A Zaha Hadid-designed museum, a Burning Man installation, and an undulating chapel all feature amongst the 20 photos shortlisted for the 2017 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards. As was the case last year, the competition provides exposure to the best new architectural photography from around the globe.
The 2017 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards is intended to celebrate the art of architectural photography in an age of snap-happy smartphone users. This selection of 20 photos was chosen from hundreds of submissions.
The overall winner will be declared on November 17 and receive a cash prize of US$3,000, as well as being exhibited in both Beijing, China, and London, England.
We've chosen a few highlights from the shortlist below, but head to the gallery to see each of the 20 images in full.
Black Rock Lighthouse Service – Tom Stahl
San Francisco, California-based Tom Stahl captured this stunning photo of the Black Rock Lighthouse Service at Burning Man in the Nevada desert. The festival is well known for its eye-catching architecture and these lighthouses are no exception, tilting so far that they appear in danger of falling down.
Bosjes Chapel – Adam Letch
This beautifully undulating Chapel was recently completed on a vineyard called Bosjes farm in Ceres, Cape Town, South Africa. Designed by Steyn Studio, its picture was taken by local photographer Adam Letch. According to its website, the chapel was inspired by Psalm 36:7 "How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings."
Messner Mountain Museum – Tom Roe
Zaha Hadid Architects' Messner Mountain Museum is captured here by Melbourne, Australia's Tom Roe. The image focuses on the ambitious building, which juts out of the peak of Kronplatz mountain, with the rugged landscape of South Tyrol, Italy in the background.
Source: Arcaid Awards