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Architecture Through the Eyes of BIFA 2022 Winners

August 15, 2023

The innate potency and captivating charm of architecture have perpetually enthralled those who observe it. The 2022 Budapest International Foto Awards exhibited an impressive array of entries in the domain of architectural photography, presenting not only a depiction of architecture in its essence, but also a viewpoint crafted by the adept lenses of photographers. Presented below is a compilation of the most exceptional photographs within this category.

Libraries - Inspiration In Past and Present

Libraries - Inspiration In Past and Present - Mario Basner

Libraries are amongst the world’s most important buildings as they preserve mankind’s cumulative knowledge and heritage for future generations. They are gateways to respective culture, shape new perspectives central to an innovative society and provide a connection to the world at large. Many libraries are architectural masterpieces of breathtaking beauty. But no matter how opulent or simple the design, these magnificent rooms are invaluable repositories of historically and culturally significant collections, many of which are not available anywhere else in the world.

Spirit of Old Times - Peter Cech

Prague is most magical only with the right fog during morning, most amazing time is fog with the sun, it help show Prague like one hundred years ago, without modern things in our lives. From last 3 years i received around 30 prizes from world photo competiion included prize nominee, honorable mention, silver and many bronz medal. On photography is my target to catched the nature and architecture of the Prague like one hundred years ago without changes by people. I was artist in my past life, now i am just continuing...

Spirit of Old Times
Conveying Space

Conveying Space - Daniel Holfeld

In an intimate and powerful contemplation Holfeld’s images provide access to a new look at the built legacy of University College Dublin; deconstructing the elemental components of architecture, transforming the rebar, concrete and stucco of its buildings to change the way we think about the structures themselves. Commissioned by the University (Ireland's largest and first since Ireland gained independence from the UK), Conveying Space chronicles the last fifty years of iconic architecture found on campus. The series not only marks the universities progress but also Ireland's.

At&T Switching Center - Glenn Goldman

Originally Indiana Bell (now AT&T) Switching Center in Columbus, Indiana. Paul Kennon of Caudill Rowlett Scott, architect.

Glenn Goldman is an architect, planner, and educator as well as a photographer. He was the Founding Director of the School of Art + Design with responsibility for programs in Digital Design, Industrial Design, and Interior Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, NJ. Now Director Emeritus, he is a Professor of Architecture and Design in the Hillier College at NJIT. He has received awards for teaching, research, and creative works. He is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects, past president of ACADIA, and Pioneer Member of ACM/SIGGRAPH.

At&T Switching Center
High-Tech “Chips” In The City

High-Tech “Chips” In The City - Yifan Wu

The city is like a high-tech macro chip, and the chip is like a micro city. I tried to show the roof structure of the office building in the core financial district of Shanghai by using the drone to look down from a 90-degree aerial view. The structural pattern is separated from the context of the urban landscape and placed on a simple background, which enables the viewer to focus on the details of pure architecture and show its similarity to the high-tech chip image taken at macro, so as to explore the close connection between urbanization and integration.

Cartuja Footbridge - Peter Zarkob

The Cartuja Footbridge is a bridge that crosses the Guadalquivir River in Seville (Spain), built for the 1992 Universal Exhibition.

As a publicist, I specialised in the creation of logos and corporate identity manuals, creating simple and geometric designs. Now focused on minimalist photography, my work seeks to provoke a strong visual impact that attracts and captures the viewer's attention, transporting them to unique scenarios, making them an accomplice of my thoughts and feelings and enveloping them in an atmosphere that travels from the figurative to the abstract.

Cartuja Footbridge

Concretometry - Alex Politis

The Verzasca dam, Switzerland, is 220 metres high by 380 metres in length. It was built between 1960 and 1965. The reservoir feeds a three-turbine hydroelectric power station, which generates 220 GWh of energy a year. The site became famous as it was used to film the opening jump scene in the James Bond movie “GoldenEye” (1995). From afar it looks like every other mega structure. But from closer and different angles, someone can witness very interesting shapes and patterns.

White Memorial - Marwa Elchazly

The Italian war memorial at El Alamein-Egypt, was built to be a war cemetery, museum, and memorial to the Italian soldiers who fought at the two Battles of El Alamein in World War II. From this reverent place, I took this shot expressing my feeling of great respect for death and memory

White Memorial
Kingdom of Knowledge and Wisdom

Kingdom of Knowledge and Wisdom - Judith Kuhn

Already photographed by everyone, now also by me... This place has been on my list for a long time and for me as an architect it actually belongs to the "compulsory program". Now I was busy in Stuttgart anyway and took the opportunity to stop by the city library on Mailänder Platz.

The Network - Katherine Young

Interesting, colourful facades

Katherine Young is an avid fine art amateur photographer. Her interest in photography started at an early age however it has only been in the last four years that Katherine took her hobby more seriously. Katherine’s real passion is black-and-white photography as she feels that monochromatic images have a surreal and timeless quality which leaves a striking impact on the viewer. Without the distraction of colour, the photograph looks cleaner and reveals the very soul of the subject.

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