October 10, 2012 | By Poorna Bell, MSN Staff, MSN Travel
World Architecture Festival 2012 Awards

The World Architecture Festival has just finished - here are our favourites from the shortlist



SoundForms, UK (© BFLS_WAF 2012 Awards)
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  • 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 judged for the grand prize. We're suckers for an amazing building, and some of these beauties are like a great fireworks 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, and is set in Docklands, London, U.K.

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 and a house shaped like a cloud. Tell us which is your personal winner!

* Video: SoundForms is world's first mobile accoustic performance shell

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