8 December 2013
Last updated at 20:03 ET
The Chartered Institute of Building reveals the shortlisted entries for this year's Art of Building competition. Entries have been submitted from around the world including this image of Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge taken by Bart Brouwer.
The contest which celebrates creativity in the construction industry is now in its fourth year. San Francisco can be made out through the thick glass in a window inside Alcatraz in an image by Ross Conti.
The international digital photography competition is organised by the Chartered Institute of Building. Contemporary museum architecture becomes art in Juergen Schabel's photo of Neues Museum, Nurnberg, Germany.
The 15 finalists were selected by a judging panel which included photography critic and editor Sue Steward, award-winning photographer Matt Wain and Elaine Knutt, editor of Construction Manager magazine. These stairs in a modern hotel in Monte Palace, Sete Cidades, Azores were captured by Vera Cymbron.
The simple lines and pale tones of a college wall in the West Midlands, UK, are broken by a reflected glimpse of blue sky in Tim Hunt's submission.
Andry Sharpan took this image of an old red star over the coal mining town of Komsomolskaya, north east of Moscow.
The Forth Bridge in South Queensferry, Scotland was captured at night in this image by Andy Howe.
A woman crosses in front of one of the most famous pub ruins of Budapest in Zoltan Balogh's photo.
Kirsten Quist has called her entry Desperate Measures. "The child labour occurring in this photo demonstrates how the 'art of building' can be distorted and indeed used to exploit others," says Quist. The photo was taken in Darjeeling, India.
This photo of steel trees in the Gardens by the Bay project, Singapore, was taken by Mukesh Dolia.
This particular photo was entered for the category Between People and Buildings and was taken in London by Margarida Cardoso.
A heavy fog creates an interesting distortion of the lighting from a metro bridge in Kiev in this image made by Vladimir Tochanenko.
"The unusual use of wooden rattan to line the roofing of the building fits the artistic theme of unique building," says Chek Poh Wong, a photographer working in Shanghai, China.
"A building which is visited by people from all over the world needs signage which crosses the language barrier," says Linda Wride of her shot of a woman reading by a toilet sign in Paris.
Lights guide people up steps in Jakarta, Indonesia, in Ari Yulariso's image. Members of the public can vote for the winning photograph online at www.artofbuilding.org. Voting opens on 9 December and closes on 9 January 2014.