Hot Off the Press: A+Awards Book “The World’s Best Architecture Practices 2021” Is Now Available!

The definitive guide to the world’s best firm is available for pre-order!

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We are thrilled to announce that the latest edition of “Architizer: The World’s Best Architecture Practices 2021” — a stunning, hardbound book celebrating the most inspiring contemporary architecture from around the globe — is now available! Architizer has once again partnered with Phaidon — the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print — to publish the definitive compendium of the 2020 A+ Firm Award winners.

Expanding on the A+Awards — the world’s largest architectural awards program — the A+Firm Awards spotlight the best in the AEC industry, giving innovative companies the global recognition they deserve. It is the only program designed explicitly to reward studios of all sizes, geographies, and specializations.

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This year’s winners include a gallery of signature firms like HDR, Mecanoo, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and more. Many smaller, younger or more specialized studios, such as Ballman Khapalova and Shulin Architectural Design also grabbed their opportunity, submitting winning projects that wowed the jury and the public alike — now they are published internationally alongside some of the most renowned names in the profession.

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With categories spotlighting firms based on size, geographic regions, specialization and more, throughout the book, you’re sure to discover your new favourite practices while also gauging future directions for the industry. Each practice demonstrates architectural excellence in different ways, whether through superb architectural detailing, sensitivity towards context or an in-depth knowledge of materials. Collectively, these works are as informative as they are inspiring, a must for the bookshelves of practicing architects and design enthusiasts alike.

Above: Swimming Pool in South Suburb of Paris, Bagneux, France On book cover and hero image (top of page): ‘‘Théodore Gouvy’ Theatre, Freyming-Merlebach, France Both projects by Dominique Coulon & Associé. A+Firm Award’s Best of the Year – Europe 

Phaidon operates a global sales and distribution network, selling in over 100 countries worldwide. Thanks to this year’s internationally distributed publication, A+Award-winning firms will be seen and celebrated by thousands of design enthusiasts, architectural peers and potential clients.

Architizer: The World’s Best Architecture Practices 2021is designed to be both inspirational and informative. With projects from every continent, this publication celebrates an array of incredible spaces, building envelopes, details and material applications. This is the definitive guide to the year’s best buildings, so don’t hesitate to add this essential title to your bookshelves and coffee tables.

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Villa Shali-Kar // Kamran Heirati Architects

Mazandaran Province, Iran


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