This year's roundup of the most popular and interesting projects UK architecture featured on Dezeen also features award-winning homes, including a remote house in Ayrshire named Scotland's best new building and a London home with a bamboo-planted facade that was awarded RIBA's House of the Year.
Read on for Dezeen's top 10 UK architecture projects of 2023:
Cloistered walkways connect timber-framed pavilions at this temple complex in rural Hampshire, which British studio James Gorst Architects designed for non-denominational multi-faith spiritual organisation White Eagle Lodge.
The complex comprises a rotunda temple, library, prayer chapels and meeting space arranged around a courtyard garden, aiming to provide peaceful, contemplative spaces that have a spiritual connection to the surrounding landscape.
Aiming to retain the ruin, the studio designed a gabled structure within the stone walls and added a glass corridor leading to a timber-clad extension.
Located in a conservation area, the design of the three-level terrace references Georgian-era housing and a row of Victorian railway arches in the surrounding area.
The red brick walls of the pool house slope up from the ground and form a short colonnade sheltering a seating area. Inside the structure is a skylit shower, storage space and plant room.
College Road is a 163-metre-tall apartment building with a pleated ceramic facade designed by British architecture studio HTA Design, which claims the building is Europe's tallest modular residential tower.
It is made up of two adjoining 50 and 35-storey towers constructed from 1,725 volumetric modular units, with 120 affordable homes in the shorter tower and 817 rental apartments in the taller one.
Named Autobarn, the structure has an L-shaped plan with a pale-green steel frame wrapped in timber lattice cladding.
The London home, which was named this year's RIBA House of the Year, has a cross-laminated timber structure and a central atrium that naturally cools the interior and lets light in.
Closely boarded by 19th-century stone tenements, the studio gave the housing an angular form to maintain privacy and let natural light into the apartments.
Designed by local studio Waugh Thistleton Architects, the building was made of prefabricated components slotted together, which can be disassembled and reused at the end of its building life.
OMA claimed the project is the UK's "largest investment in a national cultural project since the opening of Tate Modern in 2000". It is distinguished by a faceted corrugated metal facade, chosen to reference the site's industrial history.
This article is part of Dezeen's roundup of the biggest and best news and projects in architecture, design, interior design and technology from 2023.