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July 29, 2014
The World Architecture Festival, taking place October 1-3, 2014, in Singapore, recently announced the shortlist for its awards program. Click through the slideshow for 10 of the most inspiring buildings that made the cut.
Floating cultural center on a body of water in Japan

The Akiha Ward Cultural Center (Niigata City, Japan)

Architect: Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design

Category: Culture

1 / 10
Angular house with cantilevers in Australia

Stamp House (Cape Tribulation, Australia)

Architect: Charles Wright Architects

Category: House

2 / 10
Stone shopping complex floating on a body of water in Turkey

Yalikavak Marina Complex (Bodrum, Turkey)

Architect: Emre Arolat Architects

Category: Shopping

3 / 10
Curved, reflective medical building with a geometric patterned facade in Sweden

Aula Medica (Solna, Sweden)

Architect: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

Category: Higher Education And Research

4 / 10
White geometric buddhist temple in Singapore

Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple (Singapore)

Architect: Czarl Architects

Category: Religion

5 / 10
A metallic cube youth center in London

Spotlight Youth Space (London, United Kingdom)

Architect: Astudio 

Category: Civic and Community

6 / 10
Overlapping box home on a hill in Mexico

Narigua House (El Jonuco, Mexico)

Architect: David Pedroza Castañeda

Category: House

 

7 / 10
Striking angular gallery space with a rusted facade in Australia

Garangula Gallery (Harden, Austrlia)

Architect: Fender Katsalidis Mirams Architects

Category: Culture

8 / 10
An elevated glass walkway at the Danish Maritime Museum

Danish Maritime Museum (Helsingør, Denmark)

Architect: BIG—Bjarke Ingels Group

Category: Culture

9 / 10
Meandering apartment complex in Singapore

Oxley (Singapore)

Architect: LAUD Architects

Category: Housing

10 / 10
Floating cultural center on a body of water in Japan

The Akiha Ward Cultural Center (Niigata City, Japan)

Architect: Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design

Category: Culture

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