Today is World Architecture Day. For those of you who don’t know, this day is like a global birthday party for all the amazing buildings around us.
Why Do We Celebrate World Architecture Day?
So, you might be asking, “Why do we even celebrate World Architecture Day?” Good question! Established by the International Union of Architects (UIA), the objective of World Architecture Day is multifaceted.
Architecture is way more than just bricks and mortar; it’s about creating spaces that make us feel something. From cosy homes to towering skyscrapers, these structures tell a story about who we are and what we aspire to be. Plus, let’s not forget the growing need to design buildings that are kind to our planet.
Photography allows us to immortalise the transient emotions that architecture can evoke—be it the awe-inspiring majesty of historical landmarks or the intimate cosiness of a small café. Through our lenses, we have the power to amplify the architect’s vision, creating images that can inform, inspire, and incite change.
Now, as someone who absolutely adores photography, there’s something magical about capturing a building’s character through a lens. One angle can reveal a hidden symmetry; another can capture the way light dances across a façade at golden hour.
Here are a few images I have captured recently that have impressed me.
What is your favourite building and why?
Happy World Architecture Day to all!