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The stage for Haduwa Arts & Culture Institute, Ghana. Architect: (applied) Foreign Affairs. Nominated in the Sense of Place category. The open-air auditorium of this arts institute in Apam, Ghana, is built from ultra-strong curved bamboo. (Photo by Julien Lanoo)

The Arcaid awards highlight the best architectural photographs of the year – pictures of everything from giant arenas to tiny huts. The shortlisted photographs will be exhibited at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin, from 16 to 18 November, with an overall winner announced during the event’s gala dinner. Here: The stage for Haduwa Arts & Culture Institute, Ghana. Architect: (applied) Foreign Affairs. Nominated in the Sense of Place category. The open-air auditorium of this arts institute in Apam, Ghana, is built from ultra-strong curved bamboo. (Photo by Julien Lanoo)
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16 Nov 2016 11:03:00
Fireplace for children, Trondheim, Norway, by Haugen/Zohar. The children of Trondheim come to sit around the fire and tell stories in this whimsical cone hut, made with materials recycled from a construction site. (Photo by Jason Havneraas/The Guardian)

Fireplace for children, Trondheim, Norway, by Haugen/Zohar. The children of Trondheim come to sit around the fire and tell stories in this whimsical cone hut, made with materials recycled from a construction site. (Photo by Jason Havneraas/The Guardian)
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17 Mar 2017 00:04:00
Impressive Architecture in Zell, Germany

The materialisation of this house is a dream come true for the owner. This house was built in Germany, in the town called Zell and what is the most astonishing about it is the stone used in the whole design. It was built by Walter Andre and it looks as if it just got out from a fairytale, and everything from its fantastic roof to it’s sandstone windows points in that direction.
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09 Jan 2014 10:10:00
A view of the facade of a house in the village of Cherevkovo, Arkhangelsk region, Russia, July 12, 2016. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

A view of the facade of a house in the village of Cherevkovo, Arkhangelsk region, Russia, July 12, 2016. Traditional wooden houses, many featuring exquisite carvings and craftsmanship, are falling into decay across Russia because of neglect, lack of funds and an exodus from the countryside to the cities. Urbanisation and a low birth rate are emptying out the countryside, and residents and authorities are often largely indifferent towards the historical value of their properties. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)
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10 Nov 2016 12:11:00
A woman takes pictures with her mobile phone at a building, which is made by half of a replica of the Qinian Hall of the Temple of the Heaven (R) and half of a western building, at a studio for productions of films and television shows on the outskirts of Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China, December 3, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

A woman takes pictures with her mobile phone at a building, which is made by half of a replica of the Qinian Hall of the Temple of the Heaven (R) and half of a western building, at a studio for productions of films and television shows on the outskirts of Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China, December 3, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)
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05 Dec 2015 08:01:00
Architecture Rings By Ola Shekhtman

The Siberian-born jewelry designer reimagined 12 major metropolises—including London, New York, Paris, Stockholm, and Hong Kong—as intricate accessories you can wear around your finger
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06 Apr 2016 13:16:00
A soldier walks on the bank of the river in central Pyongyang, North Korea on April 16, 2017. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

A soldier walks on the bank of the river in central Pyongyang, North Korea on April 16, 2017. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)
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20 Jan 2018 07:01:00
Miniature Architecture By Takanori Aiba

The Japanese art of raising bonsai trees is a beautiful way to infuse greenery into indoor spaces. But artist Takanori Aiba takes the art to a new level with his incredibly intricate series of bonsai castles. The Japanese artist carves miniature masterpieces that weave in and out of the miniature trees, creating cohesive architectural marvels that burst forth with life!
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15 Jun 2014 12:38:00