C20 Society have published a new book, 50 Architects 50 Buildings (Batsford, £30), in which 50 leading contemporary architects choose the 50 buildings that have inspired them and made a lasting impact on their own work.
Based on the Inspirations series on bdonline, the book contains interviews by Pamela Buxton and specially commissioned photographs by Ed Tyler and Gareth Gardner, who accompanied architects to their chosen building, from housing estates to castles and coal mines to cathedrals. The buildings range from the well-known: Ted Cullinan on Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut at Ronchamp, Sarah Featherstone on the Byker Estate and Hawkins/Brown on the Kunsthal in Rotterdam to little known gems such as an asylum church in Vienna and Lucy, a building in the shape of an Elephant!
To celebrate the launch of the book, we are asking you to vote for your own inspirational building. It can be any building, anywhere in the world. Voting is open until 31 July 2016 and everyone who votes will be entered into the draw to win one of 3 copies of the book. The top 5 buildings, as chosen by you, will be celebrated on our website in August.
We hope that the book will inspire you to go and visit these inspirational buildings – and to make your own discoveries.