Onward and Upward: 38 Breathtaking Images from 2014

NEXT ARCHITECTS: The Elastic Perspective, in Cor-Ten steel, in Barendrecht, the Netherlands. Photography by Sander Meisner.

HIROAKI KANAI: In a window at Selfridges & Co., London, a cloud video looping on LED monitors. Photography by Andrew Meredith/Photofoyer.

CHRIS LABROOY: Two Ford F pickup trucks from the Tales of Auto Elasticity series. Photography courtesy of Chris Labrooy.

ANNETTE THAS: Wave 1, comprising 4,500 Barbies zip-tied to an aluminum frame in Perth, Australia. Photography by Annette Thas.

ANNETTE THAS: Wave 1, comprising 4,500 Barbies zip-tied to an aluminum frame in Perth, Australia. Photography by Clyde Yee/Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe.

TEAM BLDG: Hotel Wind in Xiamen, China. Photography courtesy of Nacása & Partners.

PARALLEL DESIGN and INTERIOR DESIGN: Painted plywood chairs accompanying a vinyl-covered table, wall, and floor at New York’s Dining by Design, a benefit for DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. Photography by Eric Laignel.

STATE CREATIVE AGENCY: The powder-coated steel mesh front of the reception station at the Student Hotel
Amsterdam, private accommodations shared by two universities. Photography by Kasia Gatkowska.

CRYSTALZOO ESTUDIO DE ARQUITECTURA: Multipurpose space in the Centro Social Mirador El Tossal in
La Nucía, Spain. Photography by David Frutos.

STUDIO DANIEL LIBESKIND: Beyond the Wall, constructed to promote engineered stone manufactured by Cosentino in Cantoria, Spain. Photography by José Antonio Gómez/Cosentino.

LUCIEN HERVÉ: High Court of Justice, Chandigarh, a photograph of a Corbusier building from “Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age” at London’s Barbican Art Gallery. Photography courtesy of Judith Elkan Hervé, the Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris, and the J. Paul Getty Trust.

ARIEL ZUCKERMAN and ODED SAPIR: Knitted pendant fixtures in crocheted and knitted acrylic. Photography by Yoav Gurin.

BYUNG HOON CHOI: From “In One Stroke” at New York’s Friedman Benda gallery, the Afterimage of Beginning bench in basalt. Photography courtesy of Byung Hoon Choi and Friedman Benda.

PIERRE YOVANOVITCH ARCHITECTURE D’INTÉRIEUR: The Paris apartment of the firm’s namesake principal, with an oil on canvas by Marc Quinn. Photography by Stephan Julliard.

IWAN BAAN: Torre David, a photograph of an abandoned skyscraper in Caracas, Venezuela, from “Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age” at London’s Barbican Art Gallery. Photography courtesy of the Perry Rubenstein Gallery.

KRISTIN CAMMERMEYER: For an art-themed window at Bergdorf Goodman, New York, mannequins dressed in Chanel, Arzu Kaprol, and Dion Lee amid painted scavenged plywood and OSB. Photography by Ricky Zehavi.

DIDIER FAUSTINO: The painted concrete This Is Not a Love Song in Meudon, France. Photography by Felipe Ribon/Didier Faustino.

SMITH VIGEANT ARCHITECTES: At the Montreal rock-climbing gym Allez Up, polyurethane holds on resin-coated plywood walls. Photography by Stéphane Brugger.

LAURIE SIMMONS: Part of New York’s Water Tank Project, a work in printed vinyl mesh. Photography by Mary Jordan.

HORST P. HORST: Summer Fashions, a 1941 Vogue cover, from “Horst: Photographer of Style” at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Photography courtesy of Condé Nast and the estate of Horst P. Horst.

ALEX SCHWEDER and WARD SHELLEY: In Orbit, a plywood wheel at Pierogi (the Boiler) in Brooklyn, New York. Photography courtesy of Alex Schweder, Ward Shelley, and Pierogi (the Boiler).

STUDIO JOB and VIKTOR & ROLF: Costumes and sets for the Dutch National Ballet’s Dutch Doubles. Photography by Angela Sterling/Dutch National Ballet.

SPY–URBAN ART: Cameras, 150 fake security cameras installed on a building facade in Madrid. Photography courtesy of Spy–Urban Art.

BAUMGARTNER + URIU: Apertures, combining plastic sheets and polyurethane foam, at SCI-Arc’s gallery in Los Angeles. Photography by Joshua White.

JR: The Eye of the New York City Ballet, printed on vinyl covering the floor of the David H. Koch Theater, the company’s home. Photography courtesy of JR.

ARQUITECTOS HOMBRE DE PIEDRA and BURÓ4 ARQUITECTOS: In Seville, Spain, a cruise-ship terminal built with shipping containers. Photography by Jesús Granada.

A2ARQUITECTOS: The sauna at HamSpa in Porto Cristo, Spain. Photography by Toni Amengual.

CHRISTOPHE GUINET: From his Just Grow It series, the daisy-covered Nike sneaker of Flower Power. Photography courtesy of Christophe Guinet.

CHARLES GAINES: The mixed-media Numbers and Trees II, #6 Hafir, from “Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974-1989” at New York’s Studio Museum in Harlem. Photography by Steven Probert/Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.

EMMANUELLE MOUREAUX: 100 Colors, an installation composed of hand-dyed cotton strips, at Tokyo’s Shinjuku Central Park. Photography by Nacása & Partners.

JACKIE NICKERSON: David, a digital C-print from “Terrain” at New York’s Jack Shainman Gallery. Photography courtesy of Jackie Nickerson.

DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO: Moskva: Urban Space at the Moscow pavilion for the “Biennale di Venezia.” Photography by Patricia Parinejad.

MARKUS LINNENBRINK: Wasserscheide (Desireallputtogether) in acrylic, pigment, and epoxy at the Kunsthalle Nürnberg in Germany. Photography by Annette Kradisch.

KATHARINA GROSSE: At MetroTech Commons in Brooklyn, New York, Katharina Grosse: Just Two of Us in Styrofoam, acrylic, and varnish. Photography by James Ewing/Public Art Fund.

MICHAEL WOLF: Architecture of Density #75, a photograph of a Hong Kong high-rise from “Architecture of Density” at the London gallery Flowers. Photography courtesy of Flowers.

ROK: Beech rods at Mrqt, a street-wear boutique in Stuttgart, Germany. Photography by Daniel Stauch.

HEATHERWICK STUDIO: As revisited in “Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio” at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, the 60,000 acrylic rods covering the U.K. pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo. Photography by Iwan Baan.

ERICH REMASH ARCHITECT: The Helix Spire, an observation tower constructed in Douglas fir for the Burning Man festival in Black Rock City, Nevada. Photography courtesy of Erich Remash Architect.