World Photo Day: Patrick Bingham-Hall by Richard Hassell

School of the Arts / . Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Richard Hassell of WOHA writes on behalf of Patrick Bingham-Hall. 

Hotel Kazbeg / ROOMS

© Irakli Buishvili

Architects: ROOMS
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Goga Chxetia
Area: 8200.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Irakli Buishvili

More Free Summer Reading: Nine Architecture Books From Routledge Available Throughout August

Reading room at the Public Library. Image © Thomas Hawk

Wondering what to do with the last, lingering weeks of summer? There’s still plenty of time for some enticing summer reading! Peruse this online collection of select on Architecture, chosen from academic publisher Routledge‘s titles on themes of Professional Practice and Sustainable Architecture, and available in their entirety for free throughout the month of August.

Including compelling and notable works, these books tackle relevant and significant contemporary issues facing the design world today. See what’s available after the break.

World Photo Day: Thomas Mayer by Emre Arolat

Sancaklar Mosque / Emre Arolat Architects. Image ©

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Emre Arolat writes on behalf of Thomas Mayer

Chovar House / Tidy Arquitectos

© Marcelo Cáceres

Architects: Tidy Arquitectos
Location: Las Condes, Santiago Metropolitan Region,
Project Architects: Albert Tidy , Ian Tidy
Project Area: 211.0 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photography: Marcelo Cáceres

World Photo Day: Javier Callejas by Alberto Campo Baeza

The MA: Andalucia’s Museum of Memory / . Image © Javier Callejas

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Alberto Campo Baeza writes on behalf of Javier Callejas

A New Architectural Style for the Age of the Individual

MVRDV’s Silodam in Amsterdam. Image © Flickr CC User pnwbot

As modernist architects broke free from vernacular architecture and developed a homogenized international style, many created sterile spaces and places out of touch with the decorative warmth of historical forms of human inhabitation. Negative reactions to the brutality of Modernist spaces encouraged architectural movements such as post-modernism and deconstructivism, but these never managed to usurp the rational modernist box as a dominant architectural paradigm.

However, the intended machine-like precision of these buildings has often become unintentionally humanized over time, through the addition of curtains, coloring, or even through accidental breakage and imperfect repairs or alterations. I believe that building on the successes and failures of has spawned a new and previously unclassified architectural style: Pixelism. Find out what this new phenomenon is after the break.

OZ House / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados

© Nelson Kon

Architects: Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados
Location: – São Paulo, Brasil
Team: Andrade Morettin Arquitetos
Collaborators: Ricardo Gusmão, Carlos Eduardo Miller, Fabio Ucella, Flora Fujii
Project Area: 180.0 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photography: Nelson Kon

Shukhov Radio Tower Saved by Moscow City Hall

Shabolovka Radio Tower, Moscow, . , 1922. Image © Richard Pare 2007

Moscow‘s Cultural Heritage Department has stepped in to save Vladimir Shukhov‘s historic 1922 Shabolovka Radio Tower, with a conservation order protecting its materials, architectural composition, structural elements and location. The news will be a relief to the many architects – including Tadao AndoElizabeth DillerRem Koolhaas and Thom Mayne  – who agreed with Norman Foster that the tower is “a structure of dazzling brilliance and great historical importance”, and signed a petition urging for the structure to be saved.

Thanks to the conservation order, the neglected building will have to be repaired, and Moscow City Hall now hopes to collaborate with Russia‘s national government to organize an open international competition the restoration and re-purposing of the 160m tower.

Read on after the break for more on the Shukhov Tower’s proposed future

World Photo Day: Sergio Pirrone by WMR Arquitectos

Till House / . Image ©

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, WMR Arquitectos writes on behalf of Sergio Pirrone

World Photo Day: Iwan Baan by Steven Holl

Museum of Ocean and Surf / Architects in collaboration with Solange Fabiao. Image ©

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked 15 architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Steven Holl writes on behalf of Iwan Baan

World Photo Day 2014

The role that photography plays in disseminating and even shaping architecture has long been under scrutiny, perhaps now more than ever as the effort required for anybody to snap a photo and share it worldwide has decreased to almost nothing.

With that in mind, we hoped to find out what it takes to create photos that really do justice to the architecture they depict. We asked architects to write a few words about the photographers they trust most to document their projects, and the response we got revealed not only architects’ incredible gratitude toward their favorite photographers, but in many cases deep friendships and even collaborative relationships which drive both architect and photographer to greater heights.

Some of the photographers featured may be familiar to readers, such as Iwan Baan, Thomas Mayer or Roland Halbe; others may not. But what’s certain is that without all of these talented photographers, architecture as we know it today – and this website – just wouldn’t be the same. 

See all the World Photo Day Honorees here.

Tripoli Congress Center / Tabanlioglu Architects

© Cemal Emden

Architects: Tabanlioglu Architects
Location: , Libya
Architectural Project Team: Salih Yılgörür, Ali Çalışkan, Emre Özberk, Oktay Murat, Zeynep Eker, Merve Demirbaş, Elif Akçakaya, Salih Çıkman, Işıl Taşkın, Başak Uysal, Elif Selçuk, Zeynep Çorakçı
Architect In Charge: Melkan Gürsel, Murat Tabanlıoğlu
Area: 25000.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Cemal Emden

Daylight Visualisation alongside BIM. Image Courtesy of Sefaira
Daylight Visualisation alongside BIM. Image Courtesy of Sefaira

Sefaira Announces Real-Time Daylight Visualisation Tool for AutoDesk Revit

Sefaira, one of the leading software designers for high-performance building design, have recently announced a new real-time daylight analysis and visualisation tool which runs within Autodesk Revit, one of the most commonly used Building Information Modelling (BIM) enabled (Windows native) design packages. Sefaira for Revit allows for early stage analysis, leading to “more informed design decisions based on multiple daylighting metrics.”

Curucura House / Unoencinco Arquitectos

Courtesy of Unoencinco Arquitectos

Architects: Unoencinco Arquitectos
Location: , Buenos Aires Province,
Project Architects: Arq. Laura Abate, Arq. Alejo López, Arq. Noelia Maldonado Duboski, Arq. Máximo Triolo, Arq. Miguel Urruty
Site Area: 675 m2
Project Area: 125.0 m2
Project Year: 2012
Photography: Courtesy of Unoencinco Arquitectos

Blue Office Bochum / SSP SchürmannSpannel

© Jörg Hempel Photodesign

Architects: SSP SchürmannSpannel
Location: 44801 ,
Area: 2070.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jörg Hempel Photodesign

House in Shatin Mid-Level / Millimeter Interior Design Limited

Courtesy of

Architects: Millimeter Interior Design Limited
Location: Sha Tin,
Area: 5100.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Millimeter Interior Design Limited

Dashte Noor’s Gym Building / Narges Nassiri-Toosi

© Shahriyar Mazaheri

Architects:
Location: Mazandaran, Iran
Structure Engineer: Babak Behboodi
Area: 405.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shahriyar Mazaheri