Sto Werkstatt gallery celebrates architectural photography in a show designed by Mobile Studio Architects
Showcasing the annual architectural photography awards through an imaginative design, ‘Building Images’ is back at the Sto Werkstatt gallery in London for the fifth year running.
The show, which highlights work by some of the best of the year’s architectural photographers, is brought together through an installation by emerging London-based architecture practice Mobile Studio Architects. The team used their innovative Modular Display Frames – a flexible exhibition display system – to create a playful thread that unites the displays.
Participating in the show is a wide and global range of photographers such as Adam Letch, Brian Rose, Siyuan Ma, Tom Roe, Tom Stahl, Wison Tungthunya, Yao Li and Zhenfei Wang – a total of 20 strong contestants, which have been selected by a panel of specialists that included Sto Werkstatt curator Amy Croft, photographer Matt Emmett, head of communications at Foster + Partners Katy Harris, Royal Academy of Arts curator Kate Goodwin, publisher David Jenkins, architect Mark Dytham and architect Andrew Chen. The nominees battled for the top spot, which was picked by visitors at the World Architecture Festival 2017 (WAF) in Berlin, who cast their votes during the event.
The 2018 winning image, a piece by Chinese nominee Terrence Zhang, is naturally included in the show, and features an empty swimming pool on the new campus of Tianjin University, designed by Atelier Li Xinggang.
The show offers a true visual feast, presented through a creative setup. Photography and architecture come together, underlining the genre’s importance and promoting a sense of discovery and appreciation through this tailormade, international platform.