No. 1. Firm: Elliott + Associates Architects. Site: Oklahoma City, OK. Idea: A 750-square-foot carport adjacent to a house had to work around existing plant life and neighbors, but reflective materials make an unusual sculptural statement. Photo by Scott McDonald/Hedrich Blessing.
No. 2. Firm: EOA / Elmslie Osler Architect. Site: New York, NY. Idea: Nicknamed "The Treehouse," a 3,000-square-foot marketing office for New York's Hudson Yards redevelopment is raised 40 feet above the ground to hover alongside the High Line. Image courtesy of EOA/Elmslie Osler Architect.
No. 3. Firm: HVS Design. Site: New York, NY. Idea: Due to the unique site constraints for the city's first Homewood Suites, a spaces-within-spaces concept includes modular storage ottomans, desks, and side tables. Image courtesy HVS Design.
No. 5. Firm: Mapos. Site: Ghent, NY. Idea: A tight budget inspired a 3,500-square-foot house built on stilts with room for expansion on the underside, while a custom system of louvers on the west facade protects against summer heat. Image courtesy of Mapos.
No. 6. Firm: Mapos. Site: New York, NY. Idea: The culture at ?What if! led to a 12,000-square-foot space without any assigned desks or offices, just big tables and various rooms: one with wing-back chairs and table lights for quiet work and another with sectionals for groups. Image courtesy of Mapos.
No. 7. Firm: Populous. Site: Miami, FL. Idea: Inside of Marlins Park stadium, a 5,600-square-foot nightclub offers access to the field and includes a pool with direct views of the game and the Miami skyline, allowing fans to experience two environments at once. Photo by Christy Radecic.
No. 8. Firm: Space Matrix. Site: Singapore. Idea: The walls of a design center for SapientNitro are composed of operable acoustic glass for flexible use ad transform the 65,000-square-foot space into individual rooms, a combined larger room, or a town hall space at any time. Photo by Owen Raggett.
No. 9. Firm: Stamberg Aferiat + Associates. Site: Palm Springs, CA. Idea: At the previously underperforming Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs, the architects organized desert colors so that buildings viewed from opposite directions reveal different spectrums. Photo courtesy of the architects.
No. 10. Firm: Poesis. Site: New York, NY. Idea: Two clients commissioning giant tables inspired a riff on the possiblities of weight, the basis for the studio's next show of one-offs at Ralph Pucci. Photo by Robert Bristow.
No. 11. Firm: Tsoi/Kobus & Associates. Site: Boston, MA. Idea: The 79,000-square-foot Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute uses vivid interior colors for wayfinding, bold font and expansive windows to target the unprecedented 89 million Americans expected to be aged 65 and older by 2050. Photo by Jeffrey Totaro.
No. 12. Firm: WilliamsCraig Design. Site: Toronto, ON. Idea: Hive Strategic Marketing required a staircase to the second floor which evolved into a "Spanish steps" idea, creating a central gathering place for employes and increasing seating capacity in reception for town halls and social events. Photo by Scott Norsworthy.
No. 13. Firm: Zimmerman Workshop Architecture + Design. Site: New York, NY. Idea: In a 16-foot-wide brownstone, the kitchen, bathroom, closets and fireplaces are "blocks" of various depth that eat into the narrow 3,200-square-foot floor plan, while a ribbon wall organizes all required functions and integrates transitions between the blocks. Image courtesy of the architects.
No. 14. Manufacturer/Designer: Max Gunawan. Idea: Lumio is a prototype lamp, and a Kickstarter project, that turns on when you open the cover and turns off when it’s closed. Use it as a table lamp, a wall sconce, ceiling pendant, ambient lighting, outdoors or anywhere.
No. 15. Manufacturer: Royal Botania. Idea: Inspired by the female body, the D-Lux sun lounger consists of several challenging concave and convex shapes, made out of a highly rigid, lightweight and durable powder coated aluminum.
No. 16. Manufacturer: Ligne Roset. Idea: Daniel Debiasi and Federico Sandri, founders of the design partnership Something, have recently completed Naica, a cavernlike desk lamp inspired by the carbide lanterns originally used by miners. The light is diffused by reflection, creating a gently faded glow on the inner surface of the ceramics. Photo courtesy of Something.
No. 17. Manufacturer: Duravit. Idea: Thanks to a hose membrane integrated into its outlet, the Architec Dry urinal flushes without any water. The membrane opens only when liquid flows through, then closes again, for odor control.
No. 18. Manufacturer: Cotto d'Este through Ceramics of Italy. Idea: The ultra-thin 3-mm tiles of Kerlite Global Surface can be installed over any surface—flooring, wall covering, or even kitchen counters, basins, doors, and other furnishings.
No. 20. Manufacturer: Herman Miller. Idea: The 1950 Eames Molded Plastic chair was never made in wood—until now, when 3D veneer molding technology slices wood into thin strips and puts them back together.
No. 19. Manufacturer: Leucos. Idea: Alex by Steven Haulenbeek uses ITRE's new Sensai technology to offer music accompanied by both functional white light and relaxing RGB tones. An infrared sensor is fitted to control the system's functions from an external remote control.
No. 21. Manufacturer: Andreu World. Idea: The Woody chair fills a cafe on Tyrol's highest mountain, the Wildspitze. A free-floating terrace and panoramic seats behind the wide glass frontage offer seating for over 100 guests.
No. 22. Manufacturer: Axor. Idea: WaterDream challenges designers to consider what the bathroom of the future would look like, resulting a collections most recently by the Bouroullec brothers, in which faucet spouts and handles can be freely arranged.
No. 24. Manufacturer: Sant' Agostino through Ceramic Tiles of Italy. Idea: Joints are emphasized in the first ceramic product design by Philippe Starck, Flexible Architecture, which permits designers to select exactly when and where to position joints.
No. 25. Manufacturer: Trove. Idea: For the pattern on Chroma wall covering, a non-sequitor continuum of colors flash one after another to create a strand of DNA. Each blur of color is actually a photograph of a person that has been pushed to the extremes.
No. 4. Firm: Interior Provisions. Location: New York, NY. Idea: Both LEED AP's and working New York designers, Teri Brajewski and Anisa Romero launched Interior Provisions as an eco-minded showroom with an online shop featuring international and local artisans with pro-planet platforms. Photo by Mario Torres.