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October 17, 2010

On October 10--the 100th anniversary of legendary photographer Julius Shulman--artist Iwan Baan was honored with the inaugural Julius Shulman Institute Photography Award. Just as Shulman was the choice to capture the works of mid-century-modern architects like Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, and Pierre Koenig, Baan (a young photographer from the Netherlands) blossomed shooting the structures of today's top designers: Herzog & de Meuron, Rem Koolhaus, Thom Mayne, and Sanaa, to name a few. We've been captivated just as much by the buildings Baan has photographed as the images themselves and here present a short roundup of our favorites from the past.

In <a href="http://www.dwell.com/articles/pavilion-ponderings-sanaa.html">July 2009</a>, Dwell contributing blogger Tiffany Chu praised the work of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishiawa of Sanaa and their pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery in London.
In July 2009, Dwell contributing blogger Tiffany Chu praised the work of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishiawa of Sanaa and their pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery in London.
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The pavilion comprised an aluminum canopy (polished to a mirror-like finish) supported by stainless steel columns. Here, Baan was able to capture the architects' intention to have the structure "drift freely between the trees like smoke."
The pavilion comprised an aluminum canopy (polished to a mirror-like finish) supported by stainless steel columns. Here, Baan was able to capture the architects' intention to have the structure "drift freely between the trees like smoke."
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For our <a href="http://www.dwell.com/articles/friday-finds-81409.html">August 14, 2009, Friday Finds</a>, editor-in-chief Sam Grawe temporarily satisfied his wanderlust by clicking through Baan's images of Herzog & de Meuron's Plaza España Tenerife.
For our August 14, 2009, Friday Finds, editor-in-chief Sam Grawe temporarily satisfied his wanderlust by clicking through Baan's images of Herzog & de Meuron's Plaza España Tenerife.
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A few months later, for our <a rhef="http://www.dwell.com/articles/friday-finds-10909.html">October 9, 2009, Friday Finds</a>, senior editor Sarah Rich selected Baan's photographs of the Bilbao Jardin by Diana Balmori of Balmori Associates. "As if Bilbao
A few months later, for our October 9, 2009, Friday Finds, senior editor Sarah Rich selected Baan's photographs of the Bilbao Jardin by Diana Balmori of Balmori Associates. "As if Bilbao weren't already rich in amazing architecture by world-class names, the new Bilbao Jardin design by Diana Balmori (of Balmori Associates) has taken it to the next level," Rich wrote. "I'm completely mesmerized by Iwan Baan's photos of the garden."
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Earlier this year, in <a href="http://www.dwell.com/slideshows/2010-national-design-awards.html?slide=32&c=y&paused=true">June 2010</a>, I wrote about the winners of the 2010 National Design Awards, among them, James Corner, whose work includes New York's
Earlier this year, in June 2010, I wrote about the winners of the 2010 National Design Awards, among them, James Corner, whose work includes New York's High Line. Though there are countless photographs of the elevated railroad-cum-city park, few capture it with such drama as Baan.
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In <a href="http://www.dwell.com/articles/pavilion-ponderings-sanaa.html">July 2009</a>, Dwell contributing blogger Tiffany Chu praised the work of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishiawa of Sanaa and their pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery in London.
In July 2009, Dwell contributing blogger Tiffany Chu praised the work of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishiawa of Sanaa and their pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery in London. Image courtesy of bank details: Bank: ABN AMRO Bank NV to: Iwan Baan, Amsterdam Acct.nr.: 512635692 IBAN: NL74 ABNA 0512 6356 92 BIC/Swift code: .

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