Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:12:03 GMT | By Poorna Bell
Breathtaking buildings: World Architecture Festival 2012 Awards

Soundforms, UK

Soundforms, UK (© BFLS_WAF 2012 Awards)
  • Soundforms, UK (© BFLS_WAF 2012 Awards)
  • Cloud House, Australia (© McBride Charles Ryan_WAF 2012 Awards)
  • iGuzzini Illuminazione Ibérica Headquarters, Spain (© Josep Miàs_WAF 2012 Awards)
  • Barin ski resort, Iran (© RYRA Studio_WAF 2012 Awards)
  • Paul S Russell MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation, US (© Leers Weinzapfel Associates_WAF 2012 Awards)
  • Busan Cinema Center, South Korea (© COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Wolf D. Prix & Partner ZT GmbH_WAF 2012 Awards)
  • Vanke Triple V Gallery, China (© Ministry of Design Pte Ltd_WAF 2012 Awards)
  • Yurihonjo City Cultural Center, Kadare, Japan (© Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design_WAF 2012 Awards)
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The World Architectural Festival has just finished in Singapore, during which a shortlist of over 300 projects in 33 categories were be judged for the grand prize. We're suckers for an amazing building, and some of these beauties are like great fireworks on display - you can only ooh and aah. Soundforms, pictured, is actually a shell intended to host open-air performances - it's meant to enhance the sound of classical and orchestral music in its London Docklands setting.

Among our favourites are an Iranian ski resort that resembles a pure white honeycomb, a round green dome that looks as if it is about to fly back to the mother ship at any moment and a house shaped like a cloud. We'd love to know your personal winner!