Every year, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) celebrates the most incredible new buildings from around the world.
The 2017 finalists in the housing category, located in cities from Tokyo to Copenhagen, are no exception.
During a three-day event in Berlin in November, the WAF jury will name the World Building Of The Year, one of the most prestigious accolades in architecture.
Take a look at some of the most impressive housing projects from the WAF shortlist below.
In a narrow alley in Tokyo, Japan, the House in the City features rooms in a staggered arrangement. It stretches four floors, so the family who lives there has plenty of room.
Architects: Daisuke Ibano + Ryosuke Fujii + Satoshi Numanoi
With ample trees and shrubs on its facade, the Binh House in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam brings nature into the city.
Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
The Capers, a mixed-use redevelopment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is comprised of two five-story towers. Their zig-zap shape has garnered them local nicknames like “the crooked buildings” and the “up-ended battleships.”
Architects: RT+Q Architects