When a developer purchased all the rentals in a 1979 residential conversion called the Printing House to gut and sell, the opportunity to rethink them for today was awarded to Andrew Kotchen and Matthew Berman’s firm, Shown: A pendant fixture by Hervé Langlais illuminates a chair by Marco Zanuso in the living area of a model apartment. Workshop/APD. Photography by Donna Dotan.
It’s been more than 60 years since Harrison & Abramovitz, Oscar Niemeyer, Le Corbusier, and others completed the United Nations in New York. See how Hella Jongerius led a Dutch team to renovate a lounge as part of the ambitious $1.9 billion renovation now under way. Shown: Colors for the sitting area’s custom upholstery, nine shades of green and six shades of blue, derive from the palette used by Dag Hammarskjöld, secretary general from 1953 to 1961. Photography by Frank Oudeman/Otto.
The 40 Interior Design Giants working in Healthcare brought in $473.69 in design fees over the past 12 months. That figure includes the Gates Vascular Institute and Translational Research Center in New York by Cannon Design (ranked #3).
In the cool, breezy highlands an hour and a half’s drive inland from Rio de Janeiro, in the town of Itaipava, this house by Miguel Pinto Guimarães is meant to be invisible thanks to its grass-covered roof. Shown: The tub in the master bathroom is enameled steel. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.
This 2,150-square-foot villa in Nice, France, is the first private residence fully conceived by Matali Crasset—from the cantilevered architecture in concrete, aluminum, and glass to the green hexagonal lounge beds alongside the swimming pool.
WiFi pioneers now work for Cisco, at a high-energy San Francisco office by Studio O+A. Shown: In a break-out area, a custom enclosure’s frame in Douglas fir supports panels in industrial wool felt or smoked acrylic. Photography by Jasper Sanidad.
When the tech and media company Black Ocean acquired a four-story, 6,500-square-foot firehouse in New York, Rafael de Cárdenas responded with a slick industrial envelope, pops of color, and lots of zigzags, which have become the firm’s signature. Photography by Floto + Warner Studio/Otto.
Miguel Pinto Guimarães brings urban rigor to a weekend retreat for a Rio family in Brazil. Shown: Sergio Rodrigues’s pair of chairs and sofa face each other in the living area. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.
Hella Jongerius led the Dutch team renovating a lounge at the historic United Nations in New York. Shown: In the sitting area are chairs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Gerrit Rietveld, and Hans Wegner. Photography by Frank Oudeman/Otto.
Nestled among hills overlooking the French Riviera city of Nice and the Mediterranean Sea, this brightly hued villa by Matali Crasset is perpetually sunbaked. Shown: The master bathroom features Philippe Starck shower fittings. Photography by Jean-François Jaussaud/Luxproductions.