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From Stonehenge and royal palaces to the skyscrapers that define a modern city’s skyline, great building can encapsulate their eras.
“Every great architect is — necessarily — a great poet”, said legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright. “He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.”
But unlike poetry, buildings struggle to travel. When the work is many stories high and forged from concrete and glass, disseminating its era-defining genius requires something a little more lightweight.
The annual Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards champion artists who “translate the sophistication of architecture into a readable and understandable two dimensions, to explain and extol the character, detail and environment of the project”.
The Portuguese photographer Fernando Guerra was this year’s overall winner with his image of Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés’ EPFL Quartier Nord in Ecublens, Switzerland. Shot at dusk, the picture is a mesmerizing collation of color, light and people — portraying a structure alive and in motion. […]