Photography and architecture form an unlikely alliance. Photography is time, architecture is space. Architecture is volume, photography is flat. Buildings are made to last, where photography is endlessly reproducible, endlessly malleable, in our digital age.
Yet since the photograph’s conception, the two have been inseparable. Be it a bitumen-coated plate or a memory card, photography is our primary medium to communicate and digest architecture, constantly transforming how we perceive and value the world.
The exhibition, which opens on the 4th of February, features the winning images from The Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2015.
Divided into four categories methodology – Building in use, Exteriors, Interiors and Sense of Place – Building Images demonstrates a broad range of photographic styles and approaches to the medium as well as featuring a diverse set of outstanding architectural forms.
Work from overall winner Fernando Guerra will be shown alongside the short listed entrants, Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre, Doublespace, Christopher Frederick Jones, Laurian Ghinitoiu, Mark Gorton, Ryan Koopmans Lingfei Tan and Song Han, Mads Mogensen, Tom Roe, Ieva Saudargaitė, Su Shengliang, Grant Smith and Jeremie Souteyrat.
“Photographers are conveyors of the architectural experience,” says Sto Werkstatt’s curator Amy Croft. “Photography has the unique ability to explore and represent architectural space and form, and even to express fundamental architectural concepts.
“It is our hope that, through this exhibition, we will spark a wider debate on the use of imagery in the digital era as well as the importance of visual communication tools within the architecture and design industry.”
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of talks and seminars, where the public will have the opportunity to explore further the medium of photography in architecture.
Building Images is free and open to the public from 5 February to 25 March 2016 at Sto Werkstatt. For more information go here.