The Best Architectural Photos of The Art of Building 2016

Take a look at the top 15 photos of Art of Building Photographer, inspired by built environments from around the world.


The Hive, Marco Grassi


Flatiron Building in the Snowstorm, Michele Palazzo

The Chartered Institute of Building announced the 15 finalists for its annual Art of Building Photographer of the Year Award. The international competition showcases the work of both professional and amateur photographers who have captured the nuances of built environments around the world. A panel of judges selected the finalists from thousands of entries, considering qualities such as creativity, composition, lighting, and relevancy, and now it’s up to the public to choose the winning image. Among those on the short list are a Buddhist settlement in Tibet, men and women working in a brick field in India, and a colorful Moorish castle.


People’s Friendship Arch, Oleksandr Nesterovskyi


Purelife, Shibasish Saha


Elevation, Naf Selmani


Changing Landscape 1, Barbara Rossi


Control, Roman Robroek


The Turbo Dandelion Wind Farm, Derek Snee


Coast minimalism, Senad Tahmaz


The Gherkin, James Tarry


Sancaklar Mosque 2, Bulent Suberk


Overlook, Jonathan Walland


He and the Bridge, Oleg Dashkov


Jeporeka, Enrique Gimenez-Velilla

Voting started on December 15 and will close on January 23; the CIOB will announce the winner on February 7.