Dezeen's Amy Frearson shares the freshly released shortlist of 343 buildings in the running for the 2016 World Building of the Year award, which is announced annually at the World Architecture Festival.

The projects, designed by well-known firms such as Zaha Hadid Architects and BIG, are eligible to receive awards across 32 categories including the coveted World Building of the Year as well as Future Project of the Year.

The selection of houses shortlisted this year include:

» Villa Marittima, St Andrews Beach, Melbourne, Australia, by Robin Williams Architect
» Indigo Slam, Sydney, Australia, by Smart Design Studio
» Tin House, London, United Kingdom, by Henning Stummel Architects
» 33 Holland Park, Singapore, by Studio Milou Singapore
» McLeod House, Sydney, Australia, by Ian Moore Architects
» Keeper's House and Lodge, Tipperary, Ireland, by Scott Tallon Walker Architects
» E-Type House, Auckland, New Zealand, by RTA Studio
» Nannup Holiday House, Perth, Australia, by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects
» Jungle House, Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil, by Studio MK27
» Casa31_4 Room House, Perth, Australia, by Iredale Pedersen Hook
» The Red House, Auckland, New Zealand, by Crosson Architects
» Living-Garden House in Izbica, Izbica, Poland, by Robert Konieczny and KWK Promes
» House Juniskär, Sundsvall, Sweden, by Hermansson Hiller Lundberg Arkitekter
» House MM, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, by OHLAB
» Konieczny's Ark, Brenna, Poland, by Robert Konieczny and KWK Promes
» Koda Walking Concrete, Tallinn, Estonia, by Kodasema
» K Valley House, Auckland, Nez Zealand, by Herbst Architects

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