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Go down the rabbit hole in these 12 libraries and bookstores. 1. Chongqing Zhongshuge by X+Living: 2019 Best of Year Winner ...
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The NewsPicks and NewSchool emblem greets students upon arrival. Photography by Yasu Kojima.  Los Angeles has Beverly Hills. Manhattan has Fifth ...
Auer Weber capped the underground cafeteria for Germany’s 19-acre Bildungscampus Heilbronn, containing Heilbronn University, Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University, and the ...
At Elementary School Amos in Psáry, Czech Republic, by SOA Architekti, linoleum flooring flows through the entry foyer and adjoining ...
At Mexico’s Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido's alma mater, the FGP Atelier founder designed a 7,000­ square­ ...

The IIDA Honors the Winners of its 47th Annual Interior Design Competition

The IIDA honors the industry’s elite with its 47th annual Interior Design Competition.

Firm: JKMM Architects

Project: Amos Rex art museum in Helsinki (shown above)

Standout: Connecting past and present—including a 1930s pavilion comprising restaurants, shops, and a cinema—domed sculptural skylights in concrete and steel are a bold addition to a historic 19th-century squ­are, formerly a military parade ground.

Xi’an Changjiang Insun Imax Cinema by One Plus Partnership. Photography by Jonathan Leijonhufvud.

Firm: One Plus Partnership

Project: Xi’an Changjiang Insun Imax Cinema in China

Standout: Inspired by film negatives and the work of photographer Georges Rousse, optical illusions in contrasting paint colors make a big impact on a small budget while drawing a visual connection to the movies shown on screen.

ICS Kindergarten by Fun Connection Design. Photography by Yue Wu.

Firm: Fun Connection Design

Project: ICS Kindergarten in Beijing

Standout: Happy, saturated colors and natural materials define the series of open-plan learning areas and walkways, which encourage independence in the pint-size students—and provide them with infinite opportunities for creative play.

Goodstën by Hitzig Militello Arquitectos. Photography by Federico Kulekdjian.

Firm: Hitzig Militello Arquitectos

Project: Goodstën in Martínez, Argentina

Standout: An existing creamery receives a double-height annex addition that’s faceted and blanketed in treated metallic shingles, introducing a contemporary aesthetic while honoring the building’s traditional architecture.

Gallery 19C by Arshia Architects. Photography by Monika Sedziute.

Firm: Arshia Architects

Project: Gallery 19C, Los Angeles

Standout: Modern-day molding frames 19th-century artwork, and a fabric ceiling-scape emits diffuse, even light in the winner of the Will Ching Design Competition for commercial projects by firms with five employees or fewer.

KLEO Art Residences by JGMA. Photography by Mark Ballog.

Firm: JGMA

Project: KLEO Art Residences in Chicago

Standout: Vibrant natural light, often overlooked in low-income housing projects, is abundant thanks to a polycarbonate facade in this affordable living space for artists.

Living Lab by J.C. Architecture. Photography by Kuo-Min Lee.

Firm: J.C. Architecture

Project: Living Lab, Taipei City, Taiwan

Standout: Built as a paradigm for reviving the city’s old houses, a former army dormitory takes on new life as a family home, its century-old stone walls mingling with new glass ones that fuse indoor and outdoor living.

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Gow Hastings replaced the façade’s vertical bronze planking with multicolor aluminum panels at varying angles, including some with accordion-style folds ...
The team completed major upgrades—to the Fuller Garden Court and throughout the original building—of walls, floors, and ceiling elements to ...
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The diagonal geometry of the graphics serves as subtle wayfinding. Photography by James Brittain. Any design-minded student in Montreal will ...
The modular Kinross Recreation Center at UCLA was built in just six months. Photography by Benny Chan/Fotoworks. Without a doubt, ...
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It makes total sense. That an art school would have prominent gallery space to showcase student talent. That was the ...
A glimpse through the iron gates into the front courtyard of Hellas House in central Shanghai is enough to give ...