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100 Big Ideas

Max-Mulhern

Making the extraordinary from the ordinary by sculpting in paper, innovating innovation in a decaying paint factory, exploring your inner child while defying gravity. These are mere morsels of the delicious—and staggeringly creative—feast that we are proud to serve up for you in the Big Ideas issue. A first-time attempt on this theme, it proved an exhilarating mammoth of an undertaking. The old adage that the best policy is to leave well enough alone is often impossible to follow when there’s a whole world to explore, discover, and rediscover.

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But, heck, I will try. Why wait for me to extol this issue’s many virtues when you can dig right in? Without further ado or idle chatter, we are ecstatic to bring you 100 outstanding projects and products in design, architecture, art, and everything in between. May they inspire you not just to wish for the unimaginable but also to realize it, to be your own dream-maker.


—Cindy Allen, editor in chief, Interior Design

100 big ideas

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François Champsaur A revamped Arqana, the 37,750-square-foot facility where France’s finest thoroughbred yearlings are offered at auction, presents horses as an exclusive and luxurious product on display under dramatic lighting and black-painted ceilings. See image
Deauville, France Cultural

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Martín Lejarraga Arquitecto Terminal de Cruceros comprises a dozen curvaceous, open-air pavilions stretching along 120,000 square feet of a concrete pier. They provide shelter and immigration facilities for arriving passengers, but also play a part of the city's day-to-day life. See image Cartagena, Spain Cultural

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Axel Cochrane Architects To give customers a place to rest and recuperate during extended buying expeditions at the London flagship of Selfridges & Co, the Silence Room offers 2,500 meditative square feet at the end of a dimly lit corridor.
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London, England Cultural

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Scope Office for Architecture  A 2,400-square-foot structure in the internal courtyard of software developer SAP merges two polygonal volumes, one being an enclosed gangway to the main building. The futuristic pavilion houses “40 Years of Future,” a year-long celebration of SAP’s 40th anniversary. See image Walldorf, Germany Office

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Richard Meier & Partners Architects The iLab headquarters for Italcementi, one of the top concrete manufacturers in the world, is rock­solid but startlingly airy, too. The 250,000­square­foot building is constructed with a high­ strength, low­maintenance reinforced concrete that Italcementi developed specifically for it. See image Bergamo, Italy Office

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EDG (China) Corporation  The 14-feet-wide pumpkin at EDG (China) Corporation is actually a meeting pod. Cinderella’s coach inspired not only the pod’s shape but also another unorthodox feature, a set of wheels. See image Beijing, China Office

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Harrison Atelier Inspired by Timothy Pachirat’s book, Every Twelve Seconds, the performance “Veal” combined music, dance, video, sculpture, and sets to cattle-prod vegetative minds into reassessing their relationship to the meat industry. See image Brooklyn, NY Cultural

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David Stark  Art in Embassies, a U.S. department of state program, promotes cross-cultural dialogue through the visual arts. For AIE’s 50th anniversary, the event designer transformed a 26,000-square-foot courtyard at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington into fête central.
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Washington, D.C.  Cultural

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Filip Janssens Tom Lierman Office of Architecture and Interiors designed Filip Janssens a barnlike residence, and Janssens added a small garden pavilion with an exterior clad in larch planks. The 110-square-foot interior, fully insulated, comprises a tool shed and an airy garden room. See image Aalst, Belgium Residential

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New Architects; Newtone Architects  The online bank ING Direct Italia needed a banking outpost and a concept store in one. The brand’s avatar, a pumpkin, lent its shape and shade of orange for a 13-foot-long, 8-foot-high lacquered pod that sits in the middle of the 4,800-square-foot branch.See image Rome, Italy Office

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Masatsune Matsumura  The World Monuments Fund's Modernism Prize awards a six-member consortium of professionals and academics who rebuilt Hizuchi Elementary School in Yawatahama, Japan. Completed in 1958 by Masatsune Matsumura, the 15,000-square-foot complex was damaged by a 2004 typhoon. See image Yawatahama, Japan Educational

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Kengo Kuma & Associates KKAA’s modernized version of a Japanese chise, dubbed Même, includes a frame of locally harvested larch clad in fluorocarbon-coated polyester, lined with a removable glass-fiber fabric, and insulated with a polyester membrane made from recycled PET bottles. See image Hokkaido, Japan Residential

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Clei; Amie Gross Architects; N Architects The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development launched the APTNYC competition to develop proposals for buildings containing micro-apartments. N Architects won with My MicroNY, comprising 55 prefabricated modules ranging from 250 to 370 square feet.
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New York, NY  Residential

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ADN Garden Design; RA Architectural & Design Studio; Subvert One 2,700-square-foot house distinguishes itself—and its Lisbon neighborhood—with 1,100 square feet of vertical garden, providing a drab culdesac with a new kind of park. A private residence is also a public amenity. See image Lisbon, Portugal Residential

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Instore The owners of a secluded 3,800-square-foot, two-story log cabin saw magic in the designer’s madness and gave him carte blanche—or, rather, carte noire. Soon a color called Black Tie, applied with airless paint pistols, covered nearly every surface, inside and out. See image Chute-Saint-Philippe, Quebec Residential

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UID Architects  A house set in a suburban development in Fukuyama is constructed so the back of the two-level, 1,350-square-foot structure extends into unspoiled woods. A nickname for the house, Node, references the way it straddles the man-made and natural environments. See image Fukuyama, Japan Residential

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Claus en Kaan Architects In 1932, Auguste Perret completed a trapezoid-shape building and constructed his own 2,500-square-foot apartment on top. By paying three years’ rent in advance, Felix Claus made possible a renovation under the auspices of the national Monuments Historiques. See image Paris, France Residential

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Iroje KHM Architects A clients’ respect for classic Korean architecture conflicted with a strong desire for both high security and the latest in design and technology. To reconcile these opposites, a 3,600-square-foot home encircles a 2,200-square-foot courtyard to maximize light penetration and air circulation.
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Seoul, South Korea Residential

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Arkitekt Studio WRB The centuries-old barns that speckle the countryside inspired an 1,800-square-foot summer house, but the client craved an open-air retreat. So in place of the usual wood bearing walls, the exterior comprises cast-concrete with relief that mimics lumber, allowing for big windows and open plans.
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Stockholm Archipelago Residential

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Carlos Pedraza Arquitectos Asociados  To renovate a 1965 former warehouse and storefont, Pedraza turned to a centuries-old Iberian Peninsula tradition: the interior courtyard. In fact, he removed enough roofing to create three such internal courtyards, strategically siting them to separate work and living quarters. See image Seville, Spain  Office

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Levitt Goodman Architects and Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Rather than scouring the countryside in search of an untouched site for a vaction home, the firm homed in on the client’s own residence as the ideal location. A neighboring house on a 1/4 acre was acquired and demolished, the discarded materials and fixtures repurposed by Habitat for Humanity. See image Toronto, Quebec Residential

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Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio; Studio J; Waisler Design & Development A three-pronged program at a Los Angeles animation studio was achieved by renovating the 17,000-square-foot structure, a 1940’s warehouse, to include a freestanding acoustically isolated red-cedar cube—dead center inside—housing the screening and IT rooms plus two edit bays.See image Los Angeles, California Office

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Paul C. Dominguez Architect The Out NYC markets itself as Manhattan’s first openly gay hotel. Rather than pander to stereotypes, however, the architects aimed at making the 105-room urban resort “straight-friendly”— restaurant, trendy dance club, spa, and all. See image New York, NY Hospitality

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Ehrlich Architects  The 300,000-square-foot home for Arizona State University’s latest science and technology building needed to accommodate both the space and engineering departments: the engineers and researchers would share a building with the developers of the instruments that enable research. See image Tempe, Arizona  Educational

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Studio O+A A 30,000-square-foot office for youthful tech company Reputation.com projects cheerful corporate minimalism via polished concrete flooring, exposed-bulb pendant fixtures, an up-lit white block of a reception desk, and mid century–style furniture arranged on a checkerboard patch of carpet tiles.
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Redwood City, California Office

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El Equipo Creativo  The 2,700-square-foot interior of Ikibana restaurant references Japanese flower-arranging, using all parts of a plant to emphasize line and form: petal-shape tables, decorative foliage and a canopy of sinuous hardwood “branches.”
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Barcelona, Spain Hospitality 

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Laidlaw Shultz Architects The 1949 Port Theater was reopened and renovated with steel facade panels, punched and painted inky purple on the front, hot magenta on the back. Thanks to a mirror wall behind the perforations, passersby glimpse themselves as flickering, quasi-cinematic reflections. See image Corona Del Mar, CA  Cultural 

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MaRS Houston natives Kelie Mayfield and Erick Ragni of MaRs created an intimate space within a cavernous convention hall for the VIP lounge at the 2012 Texas Contemporary Art Fair—and they’ve been hired again for 2013. See image Houston, TX  Cultural 

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MGA Partners Architects By dividing a 1930’s, 38,000-square-foot theater into three floors, MGA created two studios at a fraction of the cost of building new spaces. Original brick walls and steel framing were retained, lending character along with a targeted LEED Silver certification. See image Bloomington, IN Educational

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Steve E. Blatz, Architect; Antonio Pio Saracino  A space shared by a pediatric-dental practice and children’s speech therapist is united by a system of ribbons. In the waiting area, thin layers of dry wall, which were moistened on-site, are molded over a wavy substructure to form inviting benches, shelving, stairs, and even the ceiling.See image Rome, Italy  Health Care

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Gensler 1871 is a 55,000-square-foot shared office space at the Merchandise Mart, a compliant shell ready for digital  entrepreneurs to customize their own work areas within. As members come and go, so do the walls, courtesy of a rotating series of murals by local artists. See image Chicago, IL  Office 

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Jordan Mozer and Associates To promote confidence, autonomy, and a sense of community among young adults with autism, this prototype building will provide eight apartments, a ground-level gallery, staff office, and rooftop garden.See image Chicago, IL  Residential

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Juli Capella; Core Group  Chef José Andrés partners again with fellow Spaniard and friend, architect Capella, for this experimental cocktail bar focusing on dualities: contemporary and classic, man and woman, edgy libations and comfortable furnishings. See image Washington, DC Hospitality

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Innocad Architektur Transforming a 1950’s toy factory into a workplace for lighting manufacturer XAL, three areas now define the 20,500 square feet: two outer areas contain research, laboratory, and open office space, while the central area offers common zones including reception, a kitchen and lounges. See image Graz, Austria  Office

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AC Martin Renovating and enlarging an existing Chapman University building, Argyros Forum, meants a third-story addition that opens on to a green roof deck, bringing the total square footage from 21,000 to 42,500. The ground floor is a student center conceived as a grand living room. See image Orange, CA  Educational 

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AS Design Service  To refresh three outposts of Yoshinoya, a popular fast-food chain with 1,700 branches worldwide,  the idea of a modern home inspired simple yellow house-frame shapes above the main dining area, surrounding the menu board, in signage, and at the service and pick-up windows. See image Hong Kong, China  Hospitality 

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W.G. Clark Associates  A freestanding studio and gallery for a married couple, adjacent to their house, uses natural light to unify form and function throughout a 1,120-square-foot, two-story pavilion. A wall of translucent glass block with a deep painted plywood overhang on the southern exposure minimizes sun. See image Charlottesville, VA Residential

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Barlis Wedlick Architects  A recycler of electrical transformers (TCI of New York) will be headquartered in the most energy-efficient commercial building in the U.S. when completed in 2014. The 3,600-square-foot structure adheres to rigorous Passive House Institute US standards. See image Ghent, NY Office

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Dameron Architecture  A former marble workshop behind an apartment building, first stripped down to its stained and graffiti-covered concrete-block walls, became an indoor-outdoor space that allows its owner to store, work on, and display his vintage motor bikes. See image Brooklyn, NY Residential 

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WXY Architecture + Urban Design  A chambered nautilus inspired the steel-framed pavilion for SeaGlass Carousel, which will have smart-glass panels that change from clear to an opaque cobalt blue, simulating a descent to the ocean floor for riders. See image New York, NY Cultural

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Rapt Studio  Alterra asked for not only a redesigned headquarters but also a soup-to-nuts overhaul including a new name—latin for all earth. See image San Francisco, CA Office

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Elliott + Associates Architects  At NewView Oklahoma Low Vision Clinic, patients walking along a corridor can read a Juro Osawa short story flocked on Braille Project wallpaper by Ilias Fotopoulos. See image Oklahoma City, OK Health Care

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Gensler Michael White talked to us about office environments for today’s creative class like Latitude 34. "It’s a 2008 six-story building and we completely gutted it...To appeal to film, music, and gaming companies, we brought in corrugated metal, mesh screens, wood slats, and graffiti-like billboards." See image Los Angeles, CA Office

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Max Mulhern Phosphorescent cubes called Aqua Dice and in epoxy-coated plywood and pine are, in the artist’s conception, to serve as a feasibility study for unmanned, wind-powered transatlantic shipping—plus, they’re 100 percent recyclable. See image N/A Product

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Timothy Paul Myers In "Adrift" at the Masters & Pelavin gallery, Myers takes us back in time by turning old postcards, photographic slides, and other artifacts into artworks that offer glimpses of long-lost private worlds. See image New York, NY Cultural 

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SPG Architects Designed for flood plains, the stucco Modular Hoome II is built on pilotis of water-resistant hardwood and demonstrates that good looks and interior flow needn’t be sacrificed for affordability. See image N/A Residential 

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Spacesmith Picking up on the flexible teaching approach of Design for Social Innovation, a new MFA program at the School of Visual Arts, the department features easily reconfigurable public spaces and a curved wall that hosts interchangeable graphics. See image New York, NY Educational

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RTKL Associates Senior Vice President and chief sustainability officer Lance Hosey explores how aesthetics are linked to sustainability via a focus on beauty and joy in his book The Shape of Green, thus making community well-being quantifiable. See image N/A Green

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David Adamo For a solo show at the MD 72 gallery, this artist arranged thousands of pieces of chalk in a meticulous herringbone pattern for Untitled (Bâtons Rompus), creating three rooms’ worth of parquet— and a window into an obsessive mind. See image Berlin, Germany Cultural

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Servo Comprising glass pendant fixtures, porous ceramic tiles, and “algae” made of cablewire, "Aqueotrope" at SCI-Arc’s gallery addressed roof-scapes as sites for the development of architectural systems that integrate organic matter. See image Los Angeles, CA Cultural 

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Mathew Arthur After retrofitting a 1987 Dodge Ram, designer Mathew Athur is living in it for 365 days as part of a project called Van x Year, examining how to create comfort in a small space. See image N/A Installation

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Site At Las Vegas' new Denny's, intertwining golden bands, actually painted aluminum, signal a first for the nationwide chain—it's a diner and a wedding chapel—and symbolize the revitalization of the city's downtown.
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Las Vegas, NV Hospitality

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Handbuilt; Osborn Architects In addition to pursuing LEED Platinum certification, the Playa Vista Elementary School for kindergarten through fifth grade features kid-friendly graphics that simultaneously entertain and educate on sustainability. See image Playa Vista, CA Educational

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Brooks + Scarpa Architects; KZF Design Inspired by the flow of a wedding gown, this competition proposal for the University of North Florida Interfaith chapel prsents a sanctum with a north-facing window, framing a view of Polaris, and a spire in the shape of the infinity symbol. See image Jacksonville, FL Educational

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EDG For DIFFA's Dining By Design, pleated plastic panels were held together by zip ties and slotted into an OSB platform for stability— all with today's young, mobile chefs in mind. See image San Francisco, CA Hospitality

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HOK At the Youth Center on Highland, an annex to the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center, furniture, finishes, and artworks in the rainbow-flag palette encourage and empower residents.
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Los Angeles, CA Cultural

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DAS Architects "Honest Eating" is the slogan at the fast-casual Honeygrow chain, where touch-screen menus inform customers of their selection's environmental impact, and walls are clad in locally sourced white pine. See image Philadelphia, PA Hospitality 

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TRO Jung/Brannen At the Al-Jahra Hospital in Kuwait, oversize windows, overlooking a farm, and interior vertical gardens will draw on the restorative effects of the natural world. See image Al Jahra, Kuwait Health Care

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Laura Guido-Clark Design Through Project Color Corps, the designer's nonprofit, calming shades in a rhythmic pattern improve the E.C. Rheems Academy of Technology and Arts, a charter school in what's refered to as Oakland's kill zone. See image Oakland, CA Education 

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PDR At the Allen Center, porcelain-tile flooring, Corian tabletops, and acoustical panels, all in white, brighten a windowless food court. See image Houston, TX Office

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Andre Kikoski Architect In a pro bono DesigNYC project, furnishings by Verner Panton, Philippe Starck, and Eero Aarnio, bright finishes, and streamlined layouts improve recreational and educational spaces for children in crisis at a domestic violence shelter. See image New  York, NY Cultural

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Crème  Who says street food has to be no-frills? The Guapos Tacos food truck is a-glitter with 50,000 bottle caps.
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N/A Hospitality

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Perkins + Will  Sprout Space, a modular, net-zero protoype, envisions an affordable, sustainable, and flexible space for students to learn. See image N/A Green

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John Baldessari A dozen modes of transport have been painted school-bus yellow and emblazoned with "Learn to Dream" on one side and "Aprende a Soñar" on the other, part of a public-art exhibition and fund-raising campaign to support LA's public schools. See image Los Angeles, CA Installation 

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Quadrangle Architects Toronto's Quadrangle Architects launched its Access Ability Advantage division in 2010, which aims to make offices accessible to those with disabilities. A collaboration with the March of Dimes Canada, today AAA is a global consultancy specializing in workplaces. See image Toronto, ON, Canada Office

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Kevin Cooley Brooklyn, New York, temporarily went West when this video projection—titled Skywardon the Boiler gallery's ceiling, gave viewers the sense of riding in a convertible through Los Angeles.
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Brooklyn, NY Installation 

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Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture; Studio Myerscough A modern-day Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, these pediatric areas at the Royal London Hospital supersize everyday objects, for example a 10-foot tall chair in MDF and aluminum.
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London, UK Health Care

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Space Matrix This regional office for Clifford Chance conforms to a law firm's global guidelines but injects its own personality in the cafeteria via walnut and citrus accents. See image Singapore Office

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Rockwell Group P.L.A.Y., UNICEF's portable playground for children living in disaster recovery areas and extreme poverty, is currently a pilot program in Haiti and Bangladesh. See image Haiti, Bengladesh Cultural

TPG Architecture When computer engineers work with MBAs, as at the office for open-source database company 10gen, it helps if the conference table converts for Ping-Pong.See image New York, NY Office

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Stonehill & Taylor Architects Responding to a sustainability pledge made at the 2012 Futuregreen Hospitality Forum, all the furniture and finishes chosen for the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis' renovation were produced within 500 miles. See image Minneapolis, MN Hospitality

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D/Dock Design Development A 430-square-foot prototype treatment room for psychiatric-care institution Arkin looks to the uterus for inspiration. A cocoonlike curved space for isolation treatment can be closed off, while banquettes for active therapy and a relaxation area with a massage chair are both open. See image Amsterdam, The Netherlands Health Care

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Chiarodo Maillet Architectes  Renovating a young family's house in part of 19th- century former industrial building in Paris, Chiarodo Maillet Architectes gutted the attic an turned it into sleeping quarters for three sisters, working with a cabinet-maker to develop three identical chambers. See image Paris, France Residential

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Alvaro Catalán de Ocón For “Fuerade Serie” at Centro Centro Cibeles de Cultura y Ciudadanía in Madrid, plastic bottles were wrapped with cotton or palm-straw weavings by artisans from indigenous Colombian tribes to become pendant fixtures.
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Madrid, Spain Product

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Jan Ankiersztajn; Ben de la Roche, Christopher Holm-Hansen At the 10th-annual Eletrolux Design Lab, Poland native Jan Ankiersztajn won first prize and a six-month internship at the Electrolux global design center, thanks to his Aeroball, a floating bubble that cleans the air while hovering in space. See image Milan, Italy Product

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Sicis Debuting at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, the glass HBA Collezione by HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates, conjured by a think tank of the firm’s designers, is an unexpected evolution of the manufacturer’s signature mosaics. See image N/A Product

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Marimekko The signature bold patterns take off with Finnair, arriving on plane exteriors, flight-attendant uniforms, and tableware.
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N/A Product

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Barber Osgerby Joining Queen Elizabeth II, a circa 1967 train from the London Underground’s Victoria Line is immortalized by the Royal Mint on a £2 commemorative silver-and-gold coin celebrating the system’s 150th anniversary. See image N/A Product

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David Nosanchuk The near-magic technology of 3-D printing turned a paper prototype of the Hex Link light fixture into an actual client-worthy sample, practically overnight. See image N/A Product

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Massoud Hassani The wind-powered Mine Kafon is a landmine detonator made of bamboo and biodegradable plastics that can set off up to four mines, shedding legs as it rolls. See image N/A Product

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Pieter Brenner The Sugarchair is made from more than 60 pounds of shaped sucrose, an emerging raw material, and can be licked by the user into a personalized perch. See image N/A Product

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Viviane Vollack A Fachhochschule Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences assignment requiring students to design a household item using a letter from the alphabet led to the painted wood Q clock on which the numbers, rather than the hands, move. See image N/A Product

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Jeremy Hutchison A pair of conjoined tennis rackets, a pump with two heels, pegs too large for their holes: This collection of household items at a London pop-up completely removed practicality from the equation. See image N/A Product

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Ayse Birsel; Ishinomaki Laboratory Born out of a furniture workshop in Japan, this 17-inch-high pine table has a retractable handle, making it (and teatime) portable.See image N/A Product

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Architecture and Vision Invented to alleviate dependence on wells in parched regions of northern Ethiopia, the WarkaWater tower has nylon mesh suspended inside its 29-foot-high bamboo frame that extracts potable water from fog.See image N/A Product

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Mercedes-Benz The SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive ups the hybrid experience from glorified golf cart to Formula 1, going from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. See image N/A Product

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Yves Behar Nivea’s new pared-down packaging for its 1,600 products is modeled after the century-old skin-care stalwart’s Bauhaus-era typography. See image N/A Product

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FXFOWLE Architects With help from applied research firm SCRA, carbon fibers harvested from old aircraft were molded into this appropriately aerodynamic bar.
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N/A Product

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Pilot Wave Commissioned for the event space at LibLab Taipei, a bookstore in Taiwan, folding chairs and their corresponding two-part hooks are formed from CNC-cut Baltic birch plywood, creating an artistic installation that’s also practical. See image N/A Product

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Carmichael Lynch The ad agency’s Carmichael Collective is an on-going initiative supporting staff creativity for creativity’s sake, like art director Phil Jones’s Street Beanies made from old tennis balls covered in yarn. See image N/A Product

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Visiondivision A single poplar yielded virtually everything needed to construct the Chop Stick concession stand at the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park. See image Indianapolis, IN Installation

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Benny Jepsen and Kristoffer Tejlgaard A lattice of local Douglas fir formed what appeared to be an exploded geodesic dome, a temporary pavilion called People's Meeting Dome and built for Denmark’s department of public housing. See image Bornholm, Denmark Installation

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Ann Hamilton As swings dangled from the wrought-iron trusses of the Park Avenue Armory, its drill hall morphed into a playground called "The Event of a Thread." See image New York, NY Installation

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Salto Fast Track's steel frame and springs and a polypropylene bounce mat are entirely standard, but the 170-foot length of this trampoline path makes it anything but ordinary. See image Nikola-Lenivets, Russia Installation

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Irving Harper >">+SEE THE FEATURE STORY
Paper became a passion for designer Irving Harper, celebrated in a book from Rizzoli.
Rye, NY Residential

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Furch Gestaltung + Produktion >">+SEE THE FEATURE STORY
Furch Gestaltung + Produktion reinvents the bottle rack at Weinhandlung Kreis in Stuttgart, Germany. 
 Stuttgart, Germany Retail

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Filip Dujardin +SEE THE FEATURE STORY Photographic constructions by Filip Dujardin transport us to an imaginary world.  NA Cultural

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects >">+SEE THE FEATURE STORY
Turn a paint factory into an innovation factory—that’s what Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects did for Denmark’s IBC International Business College.
Kolding, Denmark Educational

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Robert Rauschenberg Foundation >">+SEE THE FEATURE STORY
 Robert Rauschenberg took art in a new direction at his New York home and studio, now a foundation.
New York, NY Office

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Situ Studio Situ Studio disassembled the boardwalks destroyed by superstorm Sandy and transformed them into "Heartwalk," a platform that won the annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design competition. See image New York, NY Installation

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