Often times, it’s hard to categorise new interiors under standard labels. Though the function of stores, hotels, restaurants, schools, museums and private residences remain clear, the spatial interventions that take place within their walls might not be. The excitement lies within trying to deceiver the very nature of a geometric display, architectural construction or referential statement. Frame went back and selected the top 10 spatial installations.

1. Landscape (Triptych) by Abruzzo Bodziak Architects

Mimicking neon store signs seems like an ironic but plausible concept – an illuminated and illusionary light field adorning AIA New York Chapter’s main window.

2. The Becoming of Author of Space by Alexander Kraemer 

Joining in a long line of spatial interventions at the Rietveld Academy’s Room K30, this virtual contribution vies to apply new dimensions to solid facades.

3. 100 Colors by Emmanuelle Moureaux  

Know for kaleidoscopic interventions, French architect Emmanuelle Moureaux mounts a full-spectrum installation – build from layers of hanging paper.

4. Sensing Space at the Royal Academy  

Celebrating all of the forward-thinking today’s concept-driven architects have to offer, London’s Royal Academy mounts a fully scenographic exhibition.

5. Khao Mo by Sanitas Pradittasnees 

Following the Buddish philosophy that all things are ephemeral, Thai artists Sanitas Pradittasnees creates a reflective cube installation as a mystical escape.

6. Puls by Jeongmoon Choi 

Redefining the ‘black room,’ South Korean arists Jeonmoon Choi uses illuminated thread to create geometric grids. 

7. Into the Shadow by NIO Architecten 

Reviving transient and forsaken urban space, Rotterdam-based NIO converts a 40-M-long tunnel with an interactive light installation on either side. 

8. Density by Liu Wei   

Emulating our crowded cities, Chinese artists Liu Wei combines monumental geometry into a metropolis of densely-packed forms.

9. Topographies of the Obsolete 

Among a slew of student-generated installations – exploring clay as a conceptual medium – Oyvind Suul’s contribution challenges the very notion of the room. 

10. Baitogogo by Henrique Oliveira 

Rarely do installations alter the structural nature of a space but when they do, highly voluminous trees grow from structural beams.