An antidote to the growing cacophony of visual noise surrounding us, this year's Record Interiors features seven projects that are refreshingly quiet, focused, and well crafted. Homing in on what's essential, the designers and architects are unapologetically minimalist in their strategies. Yet none resorts to cookie-cutter austerity. Each solution is uniquely tailored to its client, program, and context—19th- and 20th-century landmarks, a high-rise apartment, a new industrial-style structure, and a commercial space—fusing with the existing architecture but never overshadowing it. These contemporary living and work environments are standouts that we know will endure the test of time.