The best architectural photos of the year have been revealed, highlighting the beauty of clean geometry, abstracted silhouettes and industrial textures from around the world.
On Wednesday, the organizers of the 2022 Architectural Photography Awards announced more than 20 finalists in categories such as interiors, exteriors and buildings in use. All shortlisted entries will be exhibited at the upcoming World Architecture Festival in Lisbon, Portugal.
Entries were judged on “composition, scale and the photographers’ sensitivity to atmosphere,” according to the press release.
Paul Finch, program director of the World Architecture Festival (WAF), said in a statement that “now that ‘everyone is a photographer,’ the importance of good architectural photography has increased.” The award, in its 10th year, is an “annual reminder of how architectural photography can expand our understanding of design, rather than just capturing what’s there,” he added.
The winners of this year’s competition will be announced in December at the World Architecture Festival.
Scroll through the gallery above to see photos from the 2022 shortlist.