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Law Street House by Muir Mendes

This time last year we featured an array of weird and wonderful houses, including a steel-plated bunker with a drawbridge (above) and a house with wonky legs and a rooftop swimming pool (below).

House at Alibag by Malik Architecture

Indonesian architects Budi Pradono revealed images of two houses with trees growing inside them, which had one reader worrying about ants. The first house is filled with pools of water to cool down its residents (below), while the second is a concept for a house that leans forward.

R-House by Budi Pradono

Finally, two stark concrete houses in Lisbon (below) proved popular, even though readers thought the roof might be leaking.

Santa Isabel Houses by Bak Gordon

Elsewhere, Stanton Williams completed a laboratory (below) that has just been nominated for the Stirling Prize and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture unveiled plans for the new tallest building in the world (bottom).

Sainsbury Laboratory by Stanton Williams

See all our stories from August 2011 »

The Kingdom Tower by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

See our review of last year »