Credit: Michael Boyd/RIBA One of Chipperfield's few British buildings is the BBC headquarters in Glasgow, centrepiece of the corporation's Scottish operation. It was described by the Guardian's Steve Rose as <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2007/oct/08/architecture.stirlingprize">'a cross between a funky modern hotel and a Tuscan hillside village'</a>
A perfect example of good architecture not in a building:: Zaha Hadid Designs a Superyacht for shipbuilding company Blohm+Voss, reaching 128 meters in length, and a supporting structure resembling the organic ecosystem below. The form appears dynamic, resembling the flow of water. Paired with the clear, clean, and white coated aesthetics, this yacht fits right in with the water in which it glides across.
Carreras Cigarette Factory, Camden. This astonishing former factory was designed just four years after the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun - a find which made Egyptian style extremely popular among the art deco architects of the 1920s. It's no surprise, then, that Egyptian motifs appear all over the building - right down to the two black cats guarding the entrance. Picture: Alamy