21 striking future homes competing at the World Architecture Festival awards

Uptown by Design And More International

The World Architecture Festival has announced the shortlist of projects running for their 2016 awards.

Now in its ninth year, the festival has seen a record number of entries for November’s event, resulting in a shortlist of 343 designs, based in 58 countries, competing to come out on top in one of the 32 categories.

Ranging from private homes to housing projects and schools to large-scale commercial developments, the designs cover a width and breadth of styles and cultures, with design practices from 42 nations involved in the competition.

Here is a look at the nominees for Housing – Future Projects and Residential – Future Projects; the latter is sponsored by German bathroom manufacturer Grohe.

House – Future Projects

Flood House – Cox Rayner Architects Brisbane, Australia

Cox Rayner Architects' Flood House
St Mary’s Somerset Tower – Pilbrow & Partners London, UK

St Mary's Somerset Tower

House for an Introvert, House for an Extrovert – Neri&Hu Design and Research Office Shanghai, China

House for an Introvert, House for an Extrovert

House for an Introvert, House for an Extrovert

Arthur Residence – 5468796 Architecture Regina, Canada

Arthur Residence

Rangoli House – Mangera Yvars Architects Bangalore, India

Mangera Yvars Architects' Rangoli House Mangera Yvars Architects' Rangoli House

House on the Elephant Hills – Architecture + Interior Design Tamil Nadu, India

House on the Elephant Hills

Residential – Future Projects – Sponsored by Grohe

Vincom Landmark 81 – Atkins China Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Atkins Limited's Vincom Landmark 8101

Bolindersplan – Utopia Arkitekter Stockholm, Sweden

Bolindersplan by Utopia Architects

Wellness Residences BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group Hualien, Taiwan

Bjarke Ingels Group's Hualien Wellness Residences

Canaletto – UNStudio London, UK

Canaletto's appearance is a work of art in itself.

Shorefront – RT+Q Architects Penang, Malaysia

RTQ Architects built Shorefornt

The Diamond, London Bridge – Pilbrow & Partners London, UK

The Diamond at London Bridge

Wardian London – Glenn Howells Architects London, UK

Glen Howells Architects' Wardian in London Glen Howells Architects' Wardian in London

Weston Street Allford Hall Monaghan Morris London, UK

Monaghan Morris's Allford Hall, Weston Street Monaghan Morris's Allford Hall, Weston Street

River Beech Tower – Perkins + Will, Thornton Tomasetti, University of Cambridge Chicago, USA

River Beech Tower River Beech Tower

Aarohan – Wow Architects Gurgaon, India

Warner Wong Design's Aarohan Warner Wong Design's Aarohan

Uptown – Design and More International Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Uptown by Design And More International Uptown by Design And More International

Muscat 1129 EAA – Emre Arolat Architecture Muscat, Oman

Muscat 112901 by EAA Emre Arolat Architecture

Grand Tower – Magnus Kaminiarz & Cie. Frankfurt, Germany

Magnus Kaminiarz Architektur's Grand Tower in Frankfurt, Germany

BSF Residential – Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos Mexico City, Mexico

Hornsbruksgatan – Utopia Arkitekter Stockholm, Sweden

 

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