A fan-shaped bridge in Paddington , a very modern take on the Pantheon in Shepherd's Bush , and a more classical updating of the Chelsea Pensioners' historic home have been named some of London's best modern designs.

They were among 36 winners of the prestigious RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) London Award for architectural excellence in the capital, which were announced at a ceremony on Tuesday (May 3).

The video above captures some of the striking designs across west London which were recognised with the coveted awards, including:

61 Oxford Street

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Completed July 2015

This curvy glass design, housing retail, office and residential quarters, resembles a giant set of organs rising above Oxford Street.

Judges praised the contemporary fluted design, which is a nod to the several previous buildings on the site, and the inclusion of a corner lantern which recalls the former Victorian pub.

61 Oxford Street

8 St James's Square

Eric Parry Architects

Completed October 2015

Judges were enchanted by this "wonderfully crafted" office block, which they said was "playful yet respectful to its surroundings".

They were particularly impressed by subtle details like the tilting glass in the windows and the granite surrounds to the ground floor windows.

Corner House, Fitzrovia


Completed November 2015

This "simple elegant" apartment building in the heart of Fitzrovia won praise for its "resonance" with the surrounding architecture.

"The building is exemplary of how apparent ordinariness can be lifted to an enjoyable and delightful piece of townscape and equally a place to live in central London," wrote judges.

Merchant Square Footbridge, Paddington

Knight Architects

Completed August 2014

This movable footbridge at the eastern end of the basin turns one of its primary purposes into an eye-catching display.

The bridge is opened by five hydraulic jacks and counter weights, which fan out beside the water in a stylish fusion of function and fashion.

Merchant Square Footbridge, Paddington

Modern Mews, close to Kensington Gardens

Coffey Architects

Completed November 2015

Space was at a premium when it came to converting this mews house enclosure, measuring roughly three metres by eight metres, into a new home.

Judges were taken with the central staircase which floods the previously dark interior with light, a glass floor which brightens up the basement living room, and an inner "brick skin" which they said added to the "kaleidoscope effect" of refracted light.

Modern Side Extension, Queen's Park

Coffey Architects

Completed October 2014

Another bijou project, this modest side extension also makes clever use of natural light where it is at a premium.

A long strip roof light and glazing looking out over the rear garden bathe the home in light, in what judges hailed as "an uncompromisingly modern solution to the expansion of a terraced home".

The Royal Hospital Chelsea, Long Wards

Peregrine Bryant Architecture and Building Conservation

Completed October 2015

This London landmark was designed by Christopher Wren in the 17th century to house the King's pensioners, but a 20th century conversion of the Long Wards saw the impressive corridor narrowed to expand the sleeping quarters.

With applications to become Chelsea pensioners dwindling, the challenge was to restore the corridor and its original entrance studies.

Judges said the pensioners were "delighted" by their new homes, and the project had "paved the way for the continued sustainable use of a very special building".

The Royal Hospital Chelsea, Long Wards

Tin House, Shepherd's Bush

Henning Stummel Architects

Completed December 2015

An imposing double-height brick arch acts as the gateway to this tranquil courtyard off a modest London street.

Judges praised the architects for preserving the secluded atmosphere with this eye-catching collection of metal-clad pyramid pods.

The super-insulated pavilions were inspired by the Pantheon in Rome, and judges lauded the inventiveness of the "unexpected back-land jewel".

Tin House, Shepherd's Bush

Sir John Soane's Museum, Lincoln's Inn Fields, near Holborn

Julian Harrap Architects

Completed January 2015

The former home of the distinguished 19th century architect Sir John Soane received the attention it deserved in this "fastidious" restoration projection.

Judges praised the attention to detail and the strong working relationships which were developed with manufacturers of the wallpaper, glass and other materials used.

Other winners

There were 181 entries into this year's RIBA London awards, with 68 schemes shortlisted and visited by one the institution's four expert juries.

All the London winners will now be considered for a coveted RIBA National Award, the recipients of which are due to be announced on Wednesday, July 6.

Winning projects elsewhere in the capital included the new home for the ravens at the Tower of London and a new centre of excellence for brain research in Denmark Hill.

The RIBA London Building of the Year Award went to Tim Ronalds Architects for its "seductive and unforgettable" restoration of the 18th and 19th century buildings at Wilton's Music Hall.

Earlier this month, the owner of a controversial stripy house in Kensington revealed the full extent of her legal battle with the council.

In April, plans for a 32-storey tower in Chiswick were "put on hold" after more than 1,400 people signed a petition opposing the proposed building.