Paris is represented by historic icons including the Sacré-Cœur basilica, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame cathedral. “Whether the unique feeling of a city, the texture of a facade or the balance of an interior space, our aim is to explore and communicate the deeper qualities of architecture by looking at it from new angles and presenting it in fresh and engaging ways.”
Cities currently included in the set are Tokyo, Berlin, Paris, Brooklyn, Stockholm and Gothenburg – all available as the smaller Landmark prints and some of which come as larger Elevations posters. Also only a smaller version, the Gothenburg graphic features the Kopparmärra rider and horse statue, the skyscraper nicknamed Läppstiftet – which translates as “lipstick” – and Göteborgs Konstmuseum art museum. The larger version swaps the last two for the city’s Palais Garnier – used as its Opera House – the Arc de Triomphe, the Pont Marie bridge and the newer Centre Georges Pompidou, by architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers. The Kaknästornet TV tower, the City Library and the Concert Hall are included in the Elevations selection, while the Landmarks print features the dome-shaped Globen arena. Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with Gothenburg-based Studio Esinam to give readers the chance to win one of five monochrome prints showing elevations of iconic structures from different cities. All the designs can be purchased from Studio Esinam’s website. Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeen Mail newsletter and at the top of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country. Traditional buildings in Stockholm’s Stortorget square and the Swedish capital’s City Hall feature on both of the prints for the city. The smaller Tokyo poster features three buildings by well-known Japanese architects: Kazuyo Sejima of SANAA’s Shibaura House, Kenzo Tange’s twin-towered Tokyo Metropolitan Government building and Toyo Ito’s Tama Art University Library. Competition closes 13 January 2015. “We portray architecture with the ambition to convey its qualities to an audience with a genuine interest for interior and exterior spaces,” said the duo. The Brandenburger Tor gate, Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie and David Chipperfield’s Am Kupfergraben 10 gallery replace the church tower for the bigger print.