Interior Design magazine recently gathered some of the most breathtaking and unrivaled images of art and architecture from the past year. The selections, ranging from plastic water towers to spirally staircases, inspire a true appreciation for the aesthetic genius of design.
Here are a few of our favorites. Take it all in, and enjoy!
Thomas Fruin: Watertower, 1,000 thermoplastic scraps framed in steel in Brooklyn, New York. Photography: Robert Banat.
Elliott + Associates Architects: Dichroicacrylic panels at Chesapeake Energy Corporation in Oklahoma City. Photography: Scott McDonald/Hedrich Blessing.
Manolovaldés: The bronze and Cor-Ten Alhambra at the New York Botanical Garden. Photography: The New York Botanical Garden/Mark Pfeffer.
Preston Scott Cohen: Stone-veneer panels on the exterior of the Taiyuan Museum of Art, China. Photography: courtesy of Preston Scott Cohen.
Heatherwick Studio: A close-up of the staircase on London's new double-decker bus. Photography: Iwan Baan.