"I love San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). It's my secret spot, especially the rooftop where I read and reflect sometimes. Besides, the New Orleans-style iced coffee is to die for. The building is beautiful and for whatever reason, it feels like home. I'm not from around here - and when I was living in London, Tate Modern functioned as the same kind of place for me. It's as simple as that."
- Jesper Jacobsen
"The Villa Riviera on Ocean Blvd. You know they have been filming Dexter in Long Beach when you see that steeple in the background."
- Jason Jones
"Once an industrial ghetto, South East DC is rapidly being replaced by
half vacant condominiums. Ronnie's transmission shop is my favorite building because it is one of the remaining pieces of the areas
history; a reminder of what once was."
- Chris Bach
"The built environment is ubiquitous. Magnificent marriage of opposites, a practice in creation that is so static but reliant on activation in thought. This photo represents this relationship. Secret spot."
This was the view I woke up to on some of the happiest days of my life. Sometimes I felt like the crumbling bricks were screaming "Good Morning, you're home" into his bedroom window in Philadelphia, PA." - Janelle Rittenhouse
"The Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation Synagogue has been awarded LEED Certification at the Platinum Level. It's close to my house and I pass it everyday on my bike ride home. This building gives me hope for a better build environment. Evanston, Illinois." - Joerg Metzner
"Alabama has a wealth of abandoned wooden churches. Kudzu gradually devours the buildings and turns them into this strange mutation. Part plant, part building. Every year, the shape changes. This church was almost demolished, but the people in the community protested. It is older than most of us." - April Dobbins
"The Rialto is a landmark in the Williams Woodland neighborhood in Fort Wayne, IN. Built by immigrants in the 20s, turned porn theatre in the 70s and now being reclaimed to serve the immigrant and refugee community." - Andrew Hoffman
"Peeling paint of the long ago abandoned cafe in the late afternoon light. A detail that goes unnoticed by all those that pass, hurrying from one place to another, unaware of the intrinsic beauty of the forgotten. The shot was done in Washington DC, near the Navy Yards." - Sam Snead
"My favorite building is the Town Hall building in Piran, Slovenia. During extreme sea floods you can pretend that you live in Venice, Italy. There's even a winged lion of St. Mark, the symbol of Venice, between the pillars."
I live in a historic community that centers around one significant piece of architecture, and a tent community. Also, the town borders Asbury Park, NJ (Springsteen) There are 119 still standing and occupied tents. Fascinating!" - Esta
"This is a house is situated in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The architecture is pleasurable regardless of where you observe the home." - Andrej Drapal
"I have passed this ever-changing wall each day on my way to BART for eight years. This photo was taken in San Francisco, on Valencia Street, between 23rd and 24th." -John Goldie
"This is an abandoned asylum building in Traverse City, Michigan. It's been abandoned for so long that it's being taken over by nature. It's also got a very dark history to it, and it preserved a lot of the character and gloominess that used to be present years ago. Yet, it still has a beautiful and interesting presence, and attracts a lot of people with its mystery." - Nataliya Chekhovskaya
At the beginning of September we asked the GOOD community to help us create a Picture Show about a unique building from their neighborhoods. We received a number of great submissions that captured everything from an old movie theater that dates back to the 1920s to a home that belongs to a tent community.
Unfortunately, we were unable to fit all of the entries into the slide show. But we did our best to select a handful that represents a variety of architecture and function. (Captions by the photographers.) Above, we present to you the collaborative Picture Show created by none other than you, the GOOD community.
Now we need your help: Vote on your favorite submission by commenting below. The winning entry will be announced October 1, featured on our homepage, and printed in the next issue of GOOD. We’ll also send a GOOD T-shirt and a free subscription (or gift subscription) to the winner.