20 May 2010
Last updated at 13:33
The Royal Institute Of British Architects has announced the winners of its 2010 awards for architectural excellence. Oregon's Rick Mather picked up four prizes, including one for his work on the interior of Oxford's Ashmolean Museum.
The Creative Arts Business Units in Aberystwyth were envisaged by the University Of Wales as a woodland home for small arts businesses. Among the residents in the timber and stainless steel huts is painter Mary Lloyd Jones.
Stockton's Infinity Bridge opened last May as part of a £15m revamp of the town's riverside area. The arched structure, which is 393ft (120m) long and 104ft (32m) high, is used by more than 4,000 people a day.
The Balnearn Boathouse on the shore of Loch Tay, Perthshire, was inspired by the James Bond series. It features an underground cave that opens up, allowing a speedboat to be driven in and winched to its mooring position.
The building at 60 Threadneedle Street used to house London's Stock Exchange, but was converted to office space under the watch of Eric Parry Architects. Rent at the property is currently £385 per square metre.
Among the international winners was the Carrasco General Cesareo L Berisso International Airport in Uruguay. The new terminal, designed by Uruguayan-born architect Rafael Vinoly, started operating in December 2009.
The competition also recognised more modest structures, including this bus drivers' toilet in Dagenham. RIBA president Ruth Reed said the awards provided an "opportunity for gem-like small projects to shine through".
Guy Holloway architects were cited for their conversion of a Georgian Mill House to a modern-day family home. The building, in rural Kent, retained many of its 16th Century features, including a fully operational water wheel.
An extension to Clapham Manor primary school was one of 17 new school and university buildings listed in the awards. Such projects are likely to dry up under the coalition government, who have announced a moratorium on new plans for school buildings.
Architects Carmody Groarke created this pavillion in Regent's Place, London. The structure features a thin plate suspended eight metres above the ground on steel poles. LEDs bathe the structure in golden light after dusk.
The National Museum of XXI Century Arts, or Maxxi, in Rome was designed by Iraqi-born, London-based Zaha Hadid. Her previous projects include the twisting Bergisel Ski Jump in Innsbruck, Austria.
This "Seed Cathedral" was constructed from 60,000 slender fibre optic rods, which draw on the daylight to illuminate the building's interior. The structure was built for the UK Pavillion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.
This cutting-edge house in Spanish Cove, Ireland was the recipient of one of the EU prizes. All 102 winners go forward to the shortlist for the 2010 RIBA Stirling Prize, which will be announced in London in October.