Stretching over 9,000 square feet, Walmer Yard in London, England was seven years in the making. The development features four timber homes that are connected by a shared courtyard.
A low-cost alternative to traditional dorms, the Urban Rigger functions as student housing in Copenhagen, Denmark. The development, which has 15 living spaces, is made of recycled shipping containers that float in the city's harbor.
Called Three Views, this home in Tehran, Iran features three levels with floor-to-ceiling windows that face different directions.
The Sæter Terrasse in Oslo, Norway includes 33 apartment units, each with a balcony, terrace, or rooftop garden. Residents get views of the city's fjord.
The Courtyard House Plug-in is a ready-made renovation system that can be installed inside a building so that the owner doesn't have to tear the structure down. The first plug-in home, which made the shortlist, used panels that lock together and was installed in Beijing, China in 2016.
The Superlofts Houthaven in Amsterdam, Netherlands operates like a mini city. The development includes 2,000 housing units, over 70 houseboats, a school, a hotel, and a healthcare facility.
The Living Screen House in Sydney, Australia features a pool that runs through its center.
In Singapore, the House with Shadows is a sleek, two-story bungalow with a swimming pool.
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."
With ample trees and shrubs on its facade, the Binh House in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam brings nature into the city.