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The Architectural Photography Awards 2021 Shortlist: Part Two

30 November 2021


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Looking at a still photograph is proactive. You decide to look and for how long, to linger and explore the image or walk away. All too often even still images are flashed in front of us momentarily reducing our involvement to a passive onlooker. We are in danger of accepting bad and mediocre imagery as normal, we are looking but not seeing.

Photographs of architecture capture more than a building, they create a legacy in time and place.

Lynne Bryant
Founder: The Architectural Photography Awards


Selected from c.2000 images from 42 countries our judging panel has edited to a total of 24 entries.

Last month we showed you the 16 shortlisted images from the four core categories i.e : Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place and Buildings in Use (Click here to view).

Here we show the  shortlisted images from the two remaining categories.  Mobile and Portfolio

The subjects for these two categories change.

For 2021 they are:

  • Mobile
  • Greening the City and Portfolio
  • Building with History

Do look at these images beyond the small screen of a mobile phone. The bigger screen the better. There is detail and subtlety that needs to be appreciated. #lookforlonger

Mobile : These images must be shot on a mobile phone or tablet.

Greening the City

Photographer : Chen Guanhong

Gardens at the Getty Los Angeles USA by Richard Meier with Cactus Garden at the South Promontory part of the original design, created by Dennis McGlade of OLIN

Mobile shortlist Greening Getty Chen Guanhong.jpg

Photographer Linda Wride

Green Steps, Doel Belgium

Mobile Shortlist Greening Steps Linda Wride.jpg

Photographer : Yi-Hsien Lee

Architects own Green Office : RCR arquitectes, Olot Spain

Mobile Shortlist Greening Architect office Yi-Hsien Lee.jpg

Photographer :Yu Tzu Chin

Inside Outside Bathroom Taipei Taiwan

Mobile Shortlist Greening Bathroom Yu Tzu Chin.jpg

Architecture is complex.

Given time and space a series of images is usually better at telling the story.

Portfolio: this years subject is Building with History.

Where new interventions meld with old existing structures.

Photographer: Aurelian Chen

Beijing Fang Project by BIAD and Architect Qi Xin  China


Photographer: Nee Deyie

Jiaxing Train Station, by MAD Architects China


Photographer: Parham Taghioff

SteelForm Showroom by Admun Studio Tehran, Iran


Photographer: Irene Liu at UK Studio

Hangzhou Metalhands Coffee, China



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