I hope you’re ready to relax this fine Friday, because New York-based architectural and luxury retail photographer Brian Berkowitz is taking us to World Spa for this week’s featured project! “WorldSpa is a pretty unique venue,” he starts. “It is slightly over 55,000 sq feet, encompassing 3 floors in Brooklyn, of pure spa.
This week’s featured project is such a joy to take in. Feast your eyes on Nagatacho Apartment – a myriad of pastel colors, textures, and shapes, all packaged up into one vibrant apartment in Tokyo’s governmental administrative district. Nagatacho Apartment is the wonderful creation of Atelier Adam Nathaniel Furman – known for their stunning use of color and materiality throughout all of their projects.
Today we’re headed to Spain’s Lleida province with Barcelona-based architectural photographer Pol Viladoms to see Hiha Studio’s El Poal. El Poal is a thoughtful mix of materials, textures, forms, and spaces. The home was recently included on Amazon Prime’s “Make Yourself At Home” series.
This week’s featured project is an interesting switch-up from our typical Project of the Week offerings, and it is a great reminder that personal projects can have a huge impact on your career and body of work. Today we’ll be checking out this collaborative project by Arizona-based architectural photographers Alex Rentzis and Kevin Kaminski.
Jiří Alexander Bednář – aka Alex – is an architectural photographer in the Czech Republic who has an absolutely gorgeous project we’ll be taking a look at today. The Villa in the Mountains by WMA Architects has been photographed in two seasons, autumn and winter, and Alex does a beautiful job of showing off this lovely piece of architecture as it relates to its environment.
Matúš Nedecký is relatively new to the photography game. With a background working in architectural visualization, Matúš has really only been photographing architecture for two years. So, when he submitted this series of photographs and a video of a beautiful multi-family home in Thurgau, Switzerland for Project of the Week, I was taken by the thoughtfulness of his images and the completeness of this project.
The old Sixth Street Viaduct Bridge was a cultural icon. Uniting the arts district in Downtown Los Angeles and the Boyle Heights neighborhood, the concrete and steel arch bridge had appeared in heaps of films, shows, and video games since its completion in 1932.
This week’s featured project takes us to Eschenbach, Switzerland with Milan-based photographer Karina Castro. We’ll look through her photographs of Dreifachsporthalle by Enzmann Fischer Partner AG. Each photograph sports an enormously nostalgic film feel.
800 Bell is a 600′ tall tower in Houston, Texas. Designed by Welton Becket & Associates, the 44-story skyscraper’s unique look comes from the massive cantilevered shades on each floor that help break the harsh Texas sun as it shines through the glazing.
This week’s featured project takes us to Bengaluru, where we’ll see Mumbai-based architectural photographer Yadnyesh Joshi’s stunning images of The 8 Degree House. The 8 Degree House is the brain-child of The Drawing Board led by architects Meera Rajendra and Akhila Kumar.
Every now and again you come across photographs of a project that completely stops you in your tracks. Gillian Hayes of Dapple Photography‘s photos of Lower Tullochgrue by Brown & Brown Architects was that project for me lately. As we drift into the holiday season, this feels like the perfect Project of the Week – frosty, snowy scenery, warm inviting interiors, and quiet moments crafted by Gillian make this series stand out to me.
There is something about Adam Potts‘ work that is just plain brilliant. His compositions, his lighting, his processing work – it’s all spot on. Adam is based in Northern California, which means his portfolio is chock full of vineyards, vast golden skies, and sprawling landscapes.
Andrea Calo is an architectural photographer in Austin, Texas. Ever since I laid eyes on her work in the 2021 APALMANAC Project of the Year award submissions, I have loved Andrea’s photographs immensely. These images of Westridge Residence by Joseph Design Build are the perfect introduction to her work.
Today’s featured project by architectural photographer Dylan Patrick is a brilliant rendition of hospitality photography. As Dylan shows off the LUMA Hotel in San Francisco by architect Hornberger + Worstell, you’ll notice his striking compositions, each one easy to read and hero-esque in its own way.
Tony Colangelo is back on the site with another wonderful project! This week, he is sharing his photographs of Esquimalt Town Square – a combination space merging civic, commercial, and residential architecture. Esquimalt Town Square is a sustainably minded design by Franc D’Ambrosio, of D’Ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism.
One beautiful thing I have always loved about architectural and interiors photography is the wide scope of clients and projects that fall under its umbrella. Last week on POTW, we looked at a project made for a one-of-a-kind rug shop. This week, we’ll look at a project made for a lighting design manufacturer.
Today, Project of the Week leads to us to a lovely series by one of my very favorite photographers, Ishita Sitwala. Ishita creates one mindblowing set of images after another, but this particular project of the Jaipur Rugs storefront is a unique and complex collection.
This week’s featured project takes us to the docks of Dublin where photographer Jamie Hackett is masterfully showing off The EXO building by Shay Cleary Architects. Jamie is an architectural photographer and filmmaker based in Dublin himself, and his understanding and love for the area shines through in these photographs of The EXO.
Robert Rieger is a phenomenal editorial photographer specializing in architecture, interiors, and portraiture. He is based in Berlin, but works all over the world. Robert’s work is rich in contrast and dramatic light. It radiates a warm, sun-drenched, golden feeling.
With another APALMANAC Architecture Photography Awards season on the horizon, I’ve found myself going back and pouring over the longlisted entries from the 2021 awards. One project I was particularly stricken by was Miranda Kimberlin’s photographs of Taviawk by Imbue Design.