• Alex Proba's graphic swimming pools are "a celebration of colour and pattern"
    Designer Alex Proba hand-paints swimming pools with graphic murals, including the pools of two Palm Springs houses and a mural on the deck of a public pool on Manhattan's Roosevelt Island. These three designs showcase Proba's signature shapes and playful use of colour. One painted pool belongs to Marrow House, a private... Read more »
  • Kelly Wearstler creates sculptural oak staircase for hotel in Austin
    Interior designer Kelly Wearstler included eye-catching details such as vintage rugs and a white oak staircase that doubles as a ceramics display in her design for the Austin Proper Hotel and Residences. Built in 2019 by New York firm Handel Architects, the 32-storey hotel and apartments managed by McGuire Moorman Hospitality... Read more »
  • Man-made rock pools at San Diego Bay waterfront double as coastal defences
    A group of geometric concrete blocks that mimic rock pools have been installed at San Diego Bay in California by eco-engineering company Econcrete to prevent flooding while providing habitats for marine life. The project, named Coastalock, is a coastal defence system with textured and indented surfaces that encourage organisms to latch... Read more »
  • Weiss/Manfredi wraps Yale University study centre in curved glass walls
    The Yale University Center for Innovative Thinking by architecture studio Weiss/Manfredi is an elliptical glass pavilion for students on the New Haven campus. New York City-based Weiss/Manfredi designed the two-storey pavilion to stand out from the brutalist and gothic-style buildings of the historic Yale University. The pavilion is framed by gothic and brutalist... Read more »
  • Breakwater in Jamestown is both a public playground and a sculpture
    Canadian designers Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster have created Breakwater, a concrete sky-blue playground in Jamestown, New York out of repurposed wave breakers. Breakwater is made from dolosse, heavy prefabricated concrete blocks normally used to prevent coastal erosion, that have been repurposed as a climbing frame. The four dolosse used for the project... Read more »

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