Inventive Interiors Take a Global Spin

Award-winning projects shine a spotlight on the best, most well-designed interiors from around the world.
Sponsored by Benjamin Moore & Co.
Architectural Record
1 AIA LU/Elective; 1 IDCEC CEU; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 AIBD P-CE; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.; This course can be self-reported to the NSAA; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore cultural and community influences that informed the design strategies in the highlighted projects.
  2. Describe the details and benefits of the various collaborative interior design approaches taken in order to elevate the featured projects.
  3. Discuss ways in which color palettes and distinctive finishes were used in support of achieving specific interior design goals.
  4. Identify the range of building materials used in the highlighted projects and the ways in which those choices supported aesthetic, sustainability and performance requirements of the projects’ interiors.

This course is part of the Interiors Academy

This course is part of the The Interiors Academy

Below are a set of links to building type studies from Architectural Record, which are in-depth analyses of particular kinds of buildings, with photos, drawings, specifications, detailed descriptions, and design solutions. Click on each link below, read the article then complete the quiz to earn your credit and certificate of completion.

The innovative projects highlighted in this course—spanning the globe from Tokyo to San Francisco—showcase top architectural designs that take a sensitive yet bold approach to materials and contexts while addressing the clients’ unique programmatic requirements. As the winners of Architectural Record’s 2021 RECORD INTERIORS, these cutting-edge projects epitomize the big ideas and out-of-the-box strategies of modern residential and commercial architecture that are taking the interior design world by storm.

Record Interiors 2021

Garden Light Loft by Dean/Wolf Architects
New York City
Suzanne Stephens

Marusho Kimono Shop by Tsutsumi & Associates
Yokohama, Japan
Naomi Pollock, FAIA

Lucid Motors Showroom by Gensler
Newark, California
Lydia Lee

Concepció Hotel by Nobis by Wingårdhs
Palma de Mallorca
Josephine Minutillo

Majimaya Confectionery Tool Shop and Kama-Asa Knife Shop by KAMITOPEN Architecture-Design Office
Naomi Pollock, FAIA

Concepció Hotel

Photo © Pernilla Danielsson

The Concepció Hotel’s lounge.

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Originally published in Architectural Record
Originally published in June 2022