Reasons to cheer include a sociable new university building, a Taiwanese shopping mall lagoon and a house extension with mountain attached
1. Town House, Kingston University
By Grafton Architects; opened in January
A grown-up climbing frame for students. A three-dimensional town square for the social life that will one day return. Generous and dignified.
2. Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
Francesca Torzo; opened in May
The expansion of an art and architecture museum in a historic building that goes far beyond your usual thoughtful minimalism. The experience is of a series of atmospheres, created by subtle modulations of its surfaces and shadows, as much as of solid masonry. A work of pleasure and beauty.