• The Wit hotel, designed by Chicago-based Koo and Associates, brings hipsters to a Doubletree property in the city??s central Loop.

    The Wit

    This new Doubletree hotel in Chicago, designed by Koo and Associates, gives the normally humdrum chain a boutique aesthetic.

  • W Hotels

    A look at four new branches of the W Hotel have opened up in Hollywood, Atlanta, and the New York Area.

  • The custom-designed cupcake stand is made from stainless steel supports; fronted by 1/2-inch glass, the cupcakes sit on custom-molded 3form resin panels, each of which has carefully routed inset circles where the cupcakes can rest, ensuring proper spacing.

    More Cupcakes

    This minimalist Chicago bakery designed by David Woodhouse Architects elevates the not-so-humble cupcake to the level of fine art.

  • South façade

    The Standard, New York

    Annual Design Review 2009: Play: Award

  • Press Club

    Baldauf Catton von Eckartsberg Architects create a destination in a tourist-heavy hotel for locals to come and sample wine from area vineyards.

  • 1. The custom counters were designed by Zago Architecture and fabricated locally. The laser-cut steel was powder-coated silver to give it a shine that reflects the surrounding colors, without resorting to a more expensive material that would have taken the project over budget. They also designed the butterfly display case on the back wall to ply the cafés wares.

    Zago Architecture's Mercury Coffee Bar

    Andrew Zago reclaims a piece of run-down Detroit to create a colorful, cartoonish coffee bar for the youth of the city.

  • The Grove at Discovery Green

    Page Southerland Page's The Grove restaurant brings well-executed Modernism to a downtown Houston park.

  • From Lions to Lemurs

    FXFowle and the Wildlife Conservation Society found a new use for the Bronx Zoo's vacant Lion House, as a LEED-certified habitat for Madagascan wildlife.

  • On the Links

    Near Fayetteville, Ark., Marlon Blackwell brings clean, contemporary design to an unexpected building type: the golf clubhouse.

  • Lot-Ek Goes to China

    It was one of those rare projects that came unbidden—and from half a world away. One day in May 2005, Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano, architects and partners in the New York firm LOTEK, received an e-mail from Kengo Kuma, the Japanese architect well known



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