Fast Company’s sixth annual Innovation By Design Awards drew more than 2,500 submissions. The 299 honorees, chosen by expert judges in 13 categories, represent the best products, services, interfaces, and ideas of 2017. Read on and get inspired.
Projects that improve the urban fabric, including urban planning, architecture, and interactive products such as kiosks or apps.
Designed by MAD Architects, Clover House is a whimsical kindergarten built on the bones of a former two-story home in Okazaki, Japan.
Located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, New Lab is a design, prototyping, and advanced technology hub that’s home to some of New York City's most cutting-edge tech companies.
Autodesk Toronto Office
An office designed with generative software to cater to employees' different needs.
Brock Commons-Tallwood House
Designed by Acton Ostry Architects Inc. and located at the University of British Columbia Point Grey campus, Brock Commons Tallwood House is the tallest mass timber building in the world.
Conduct is an interactive wallpaper designed and manufactured by Flavor Paper and UM Project.
Malcolm X College Health Sciences Campus
CannonDesign's design for Malcolm X College's new School of Health Sciences facilities in Chicago.
From MIT's Urban Risk Lab, PREPHubs are a new kind of urban infrastructure designed to increase natural disaster resilience. Able to operate off-grid during a disaster, each hub addresses needs for energy, communication, water, food, and supplies.
The Jan and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art
An art museum at the University of California, Davis, designed by SO - IL.
Floating, carbon neutral dwellings constructed from shipping containers and designed for mass production by Bjarke Ingels Group.
Vessel at Hudson Yards
Heatherwick Studio's design for a new public landmark that will be the centerpiece of the Hudson Yards' Public Square and Gardens in New York.
350 Mission Street
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP's design for a 26-story LEED Platinum-certified office building in San Francisco.
Coca-Cola Corporate Headquarters
Gensler's branded design for the Coca-Cola Company's Atlanta headquarters.
Located in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, Baltic is a new residential building that combines co-living apartments with studio and one-bedroom units, run by co-living real estate company Common.
Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar, and Faena Park
OMA's designs for three new buildings in the Faena District, an art and culture hub in Miami Beach.
Golden 1 Center
AECOM's design for Golden 1 Center, the world’s first LEED platinum indoor sports and entertainment arena, located in Sacramento.
Lang Architecture's new development model that aims to foster connection to nature. Crafted from locally sourced, sustainable materials, it consists of 26 houses on 131-acre site in New York's Hudson Valley.
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Twelve inaugural exhibitions, designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates, for the Smithsonian Institution's new Washington D.C. museum.
New York at Its Core
Designed by Local Projects, New York at Its Core is the Museum of the City of New York's first permanent exhibition, featuring three galleries devoted to exploring New York City’s past, present, and future.
Poly International Plaza
A collaboration between SOM’s Structural Engineering and Architecture group, Poly International Plaza is composed of three high-rise towers prominently situated in a new business district in Beijing.
Tentrr aims to "take the hassle out of camping"; via Tentrr's iOS app or website, users find and book already set-up campsites on private land.
The Francis Crick Institute
HOK's design for the Francis Crick Institute in London, one of Europe’s largest biomedical and translational research centers.
Designed by MIT Senseable City Lab, Treepedia is a digital platform that uses Google Street View data to measure, visualize, and compare the green canopy in cities around the world.