A Book That You CAN Judge By Its Cover: “The World’s Best Architecture” Hits the Shelves

This year’s volume is truly an atlas of the world’s best architecture, celebrating buildings that improve the lives of people around the globe.

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We are thrilled to announce that the latest edition of “Architizer: The World’s Best Architecture” — a stunning, hardbound book celebrating the most inspiring contemporary architecture from around the globe — is now available to order!

What ingredients make up the world’s best architecture? As you flip through the colorful pages, the breadth of the projects featured reveals that the word ‘best’ can mean many things when applied to our built environment. While aesthetics in architecture are undeniably important, this definitive compendium of 10th Annual A+Awards winners demonstrates there is a multitude of other factors that can help make architecture stand out, factors that stretch far beyond mere good looks.

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Founded on the premise of democratizing architecture, the A+Awards is the industry’s largest and most international awards program and honors the best architecture, spaces, and products from across the globe. In its 10th season, the A+Awards received thousands of entries from nearly 100 countries, with a special emphasis on honoring projects that respond to imminent global challenges such as climate change, urbanization and migration, and rising inequity.

This year’s winners include an assortment of signature firms, such as Zaha Hadid Architects, Adjaye Associates and Sordo Madeleno. Many smaller firms and up-and-coming studios also provided award-winning projects that captivated the illustrious jury and public alike. Now their work is published internationally among some of the biggest names in the industry, foreshadowing the next generation of impactful design.

With projects ranging from rural community centers to national transportation infrastructure, this year’s winners demonstrate the extraordinary impact of architecture at both local and global scales, highlighting works that act as new models for communities and cities worldwide.

Cover image: BlackCliff House by McLeod Bovell Modern Houses, West Vancouver, Canada Photographed Ema Peter, Jury Winner, 10th Annual A+Awards, Architecture +Photography

Half of the projects included in the book came out on top with the prestigious A+Awards jury, made up of more than 400 luminaries from fields as diverse as construction, fashion, publishing, product design, real-estate development and technology. The jury represents a sought-after segment of design-savvy professionals, and the Jury Winners therefore have a stamp of industry-wide approval.

The other half secured Popular Choice awards, having been voted the best according to hundreds of thousands of votes by a global, public audience. The resulting collection of projects is therefore a true and comprehensive reflection the world’s finest architecture, in the eyes of all that experience it. Whether a large commercial space or small pavilion, each winning project demonstrated architectural excellence through clever planning, brilliant teamwork and innovative uses of technology.

This diverse range of A+Award-winning projects are honored within the hardbound covers of this illustrated compendium. Designed in a collaboration that spanned New York to London, to Verona, these projects will be seen and celebrated by design enthusiasts, architectural peers, and potential clients across the world. Each featured project is accompanied by stunning photographs printed in full color on premium-quality paper.

This year’s volume is a true atlas of the world’s best architecture, with scores of countries represented. All told, this stunning publication celebrates the ability of architects to create buildings that improve the lives of people around the globe. It is this far-reaching context that makes “Architizer: The World’s Best Architecture” an essential addition to the library of discerning design lovers everywhere.

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Thank you to every single participant in this year’s A+Awards — the world of architecture and design is richer thanks to your hard work and dedication, and we are honored to be able to share your work with the world.

Judging for the 11th A+Awards is now underway! While awaiting the Winners, prepare for the upcoming Architizer Vision Awards, honoring the best architectural photography, film, visualizations, drawings, models and the talented creators behind them. Learn more and register >

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