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Photographer: parham taghioff

The Architecture MasterPrize certifies that Shamim Polymer Factory by Persia Photography Center has been awarded in the

Exterior Architecture Photography - Industrial Exterior category.



APA 2021 Building with history portfolio shortlist:

Steelform Showroom in Tehran, Iran by Parham Taghioff

Architect firm:Admun Studio

The Architectural Photography Awards 2021 is supported by Aluprof UK and the World Architecture Festival (WAF). We are excited to reveal this year’s shortlist, which was selected from nearly 2000 entries from 42 countries. 26% of the entries were from the UK, 14% from the USA & 14% from China. Germany, Canada and Australia are all around 4%*  New country entry was Iran.

The shortlist consists of four entries from 6 categories: Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place, Buildings in Use, Mobile, which this year’s theme is Greening the City and Portfolio with the theme of Building with History. The photographs will be displayed at WAF China? in Chendu,? 4th - 7th November and from 1st - 3rd December at WAF ?Interactive Digital whe?n delegates can vote for their favourites. All winners will be announced at the end of WAF on Friday 3rd December. This year there will be two winners per category.The WAF delegates winners and the panel jury winners.

The panel judges were asked to look beyond the architecture, consider the composition, use of scale and the photographers’ sensitivity to atmosphere, our leading architecture and photography professionals:


  • Richard Bryant, Hon. FRIBA, Hon. Doc Design Kingston University, architectural photographer

  • Hamish Crooks - Media Licensing & Archive Consultant at Magnum Photos

  • Laurian Ghinitoiu - Overall Winner of The APA 2019

  • Chloe Grimshaw - Representative of the Grimshaw Foundation

  • Katy Harris, Partner & Head of Communications, Foster + Partners

  • Marco Iuliano - Reader of Architecture, University of Liverpool School of Architecture, UK



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Parham Taghioff 's Architectural Photographs at Association of Slovak Architects


Exhibition presenting the best photos from the Architectural Photography Award 2017.

Headquarters of the Association of Slovak Architects in Bratislava, wonderful building.

Parham Taghioff 's Architectural Photographs at Jaroslav Fragner Gallery


Exhibition presenting the best photos from the Architectural Photography Award 2017.

Architectural Photography Award 2017 launched on June 15, 2017 by the Association of Hungarian Architects and the Hungarian Architecture magazine invited photographs from all over the world in two categories: open and professional. Deadline for the registration and submitting photographs was on September 30, 2017.

The main objective of this contest was to encourage and inspire thinking about our man-made environment via architecture-related photographs. The year 2012 saw the moment when 50 % of the entire population of Planet Earth became a town- or citydweller. Since then the significance of our built environment has risen to an unprecedented new scale and level which makes a world of difference compared to earlier periods of human history. This change of proportions is clearly reflected in the spread and evolution of architectural photography which we experience all round the world nowadays. Our image of man-made environments as well as our co-existence with urban phenomena produce new aspects from time to time. This contest was targeted to raise awareness of all these tendencies: to view the buildings and humans, the urban sphere and the lives of cities and towns, the relations between natural and urban landscapes with an open-minded approach.

The entries received (single images or photo series) have been evaluated by the international jury on a specially designed online interface. The jury evaluated the overall performance of the photographers based on their submitted works. Based on the evaluation of the international jury 10-10 finalists were selected, of whom 1-1 category winner was announced.

1273 photographs of 137 applicants form 34 countries of 5 continents arrived for the Architectural Photography Award 2017.

The results of the Architectural Photography Award 2017:

Professional category

Winner: Zhang Yong

Shortlist: Laurian Ghinitoiu, József Hajdú, Radu Malasincu, Catalin Marin, Wang Ning, Robert Pufleb, Liang Šan, Parham Taghioff, Tamás Török.

Architectural Photography Award


It is a great pleasure for us to inform that Parham Taghioff ‘s work has been selected by the international jury into the professional category shortlist of Architectural Photography Award 2017.
The award ceremony and the exhibition opening will be held on November 22, 2017 in Budapest.
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100 Most-Bookmarked Architectural Photographs on Archdaily


This August 19th is World Photo Day, which celebrates photography on the anniversary of the day on which France bought the patent for the daguerreotype, one of the earliest photographic processes, and released it to the world for free in 1839. At ArchDaily, we understand the importance of photography in architecture—not only as a tool for recording designs, but also as a discipline that many of us enjoy. To celebrate the occasion, we decided to reveal the most popular images ever published on ArchDaily, as selected by you, our readers. Using data gathered from My ArchDaily, we have ranked the 100 most-saved images from our database; read on to see them: