Building Images: Celebrating the world's most beautiful architectural photography

Building Images, an annual exhibition of the finest architectural photography worldwide, will open its doors for the fourth time next month at the Sto Werkstatt in Clerkenwell. The event has become well-established in the architectural calendar, celebrating the importance of photography in the way we experience and connect with spaces.

This year’s Building Images features winning entries from The Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2016, showcasing an unprecedented breadth of architectural photography, including work from overall winner Matt Emmett, as well as short listed entrants Fabrice Fouillet, Adrien Barakat, Julien Lanoo, Laurian Ghinitoiu, Torsten Andreas Hoffmann, Nick Almasy, Iñigo Bujedo-Aguirre, Edmund Sumner, Sebastian Weiss, James Newton, Kilian O’Sullivan, Will Scott, Victor Romero, Paul Turang and Mark Wohlrab.

The international panel of judges included KaiUwe Bergmann, Emily Booth, Amy Croft, Katy Harris, Ulrich Müller and last year’s winner Fernando Guerra. In the short-listing process the panel was asked to examine the photographer’s interpretation of the architecture captured, exploring nuances of the image’s sense of place, atmosphere and scale.

Divided into four categories, each one exploring different architectural qualities and a diverse technical methodology, Building Images showcases a broad range of photographic styles, as well as featuring a diverse set of outstanding architectural forms.

Amy Croft, Curator at Sto Werkstatt said: "I believe architectural photography has the unparalleled ability to make works of architecture and their artistic interpretation accessible to the wider public. This encourages people to explore architecture in various contexts and forms, which stimulates discussion. This year’s winning entry provided a unique glimpse into a historic architectural site, a place most people will not happen upon. The captured image allows viewers access to a restricted area, furthering the democratisation of art and architecture."

Building Images is free and open to the public from 10th February – 31st March at Sto Werkstatt in Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London. The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of talks and seminars, through which you'll have the opportunity to further explore the medium of photography in architecture.

Via Creative Boom submission | All images courtesy of Sto Werkstaff. Main image: Photographer: Matt Emmett. Covered Reservoir, Finsbury Park, London, United Kingdom. Architect: East London Water Works Company 1868

Photographer: Torsten Andreas Hoffmann Dharavi, Mumbai, India

Photographer: Torsten Andreas Hoffmann Dharavi, Mumbai, India

Photographer: Julien Lanoo Independance Square, Accra, Ghana

Photographer: Julien Lanoo Independance Square, Accra, Ghana

Photographer: Laurian Ghinitoiu ‘Forest of Light’ for COS, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy  Architect: Sou Fujimoto Architects

Photographer: Laurian Ghinitoiu ‘Forest of Light’ for COS, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy Architect: Sou Fujimoto Architects

Photographer: Adrien Barakat Allianz Headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland  Architect: Wiel Arets Architects

Photographer: Adrien Barakat Allianz Headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland Architect: Wiel Arets Architects

Photographer: Fabrice Fouillet Musee de Confluences, Lyon, France  Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au

Photographer: Fabrice Fouillet Musee de Confluences, Lyon, France Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au

Photographer: Nick Almasy Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China  Architect: Gensler/Marshall Strabala

Photographer: Nick Almasy Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China Architect: Gensler/Marshall Strabala

Photographer: Inigo Bujedo Aguirre SESC Pompeia, Sao Paolo, Brazil  Architect: Lina Bo Bardi

Photographer: Inigo Bujedo Aguirre SESC Pompeia, Sao Paolo, Brazil Architect: Lina Bo Bardi

Photographer: Edmund Sumner Lattice House, Kashmir, India  Architect: sP+A Architects (Sameep Padora)

Photographer: Edmund Sumner Lattice House, Kashmir, India Architect: sP+A Architects (Sameep Padora)

Photographer: Julien Lanoo Vitra Shaudepot, Weil am Rhein, Germany  Architect: Herzog & de Meuron

Photographer: Julien Lanoo Vitra Shaudepot, Weil am Rhein, Germany Architect: Herzog & de Meuron

Photographer: Sebastian Weiss Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland  Architect: Yrjo Lindegren and Toivo Jantti

Photographer: Sebastian Weiss Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland Architect: Yrjo Lindegren and Toivo Jantti

Photographer: Fabrice Fouillet Jesus Church, San Sebastian, Spain  Architect: Rafael Moneo

Photographer: Fabrice Fouillet Jesus Church, San Sebastian, Spain Architect: Rafael Moneo

Photographer: James Newton Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London, United Kingdom  Architect: Selgascano

Photographer: James Newton Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London, United Kingdom Architect: Selgascano

Photographer: Kilian O’Sullivan Interior and portrait of Derry Road Resident on the Queen’s Birthday.  Architect: Bell Phillips Architects

Photographer: Kilian O’Sullivan Interior and portrait of Derry Road Resident on the Queen’s Birthday. Architect: Bell Phillips Architects

Photographer: Will Scott Helical Staircase in Workshop, Littlehampton, United Kingdom  Architect: Finkernagel Ross Architects

Photographer: Will Scott Helical Staircase in Workshop, Littlehampton, United Kingdom Architect: Finkernagel Ross Architects

 Photographer: Victor Romero Baku National Stadium, Azerbaijan.  Architect: ROSSETTI with Heerim Architects

Photographer: Victor Romero Baku National Stadium, Azerbaijan. Architect: ROSSETTI with Heerim Architects

Photographer: Paul Turang Hygge House Warming Hut, Winnipeg, Canada  Architect: Plain Projects, Pike Projects, Urbanink

Photographer: Paul Turang Hygge House Warming Hut, Winnipeg, Canada Architect: Plain Projects, Pike Projects, Urbanink

Photographer: Inigo Bujedo Aguirre Blok 23, Novi Beograd, Belgrade, Serbia  Architect: Aleksandar Stjepanovic

Photographer: Inigo Bujedo Aguirre Blok 23, Novi Beograd, Belgrade, Serbia Architect: Aleksandar Stjepanovic

Photographer: Julien Lanoo The stage for Haduwa Arts & Culture Institute, Ghana  Architect: [a]FA [applied] foreign affairs

Photographer: Julien Lanoo The stage for Haduwa Arts & Culture Institute, Ghana Architect: [a]FA [applied] foreign affairs

Photographer: Mark Wohlrab Bruder Klaus Field Chapel, Mechernich-Wachendorf, Germany  Architect: Peter Zumthor

Photographer: Mark Wohlrab Bruder Klaus Field Chapel, Mechernich-Wachendorf, Germany Architect: Peter Zumthor