Not all design inspiration comes from private homes and apartments. Public spaces, which are often created by top architects and designers, offer a wealth of stylish décor and design ideas for your own home. HomeDSGN brings you an array of hotels, office buildings and other public environments that feature stunning interior design elements, alluring ambiance and innovative lighting. With a little imagination, these elements can be incorporated into any home interior design.
By Magaly • Aug 15, 2017
This modern Club Med has a new office space designed by Diego Fuertes in collaboration with architectural firm 100architects in Shanghai, China. This Club Med is specialized in the all-inclusive holiday market, and has a large variety of villas and resorts in the most exotic and breathtaking destinations all over the world.
By Magaly • Aug 14, 2017
This project—a veterinary hospital that spans over 280 square meters—was designed by Crosshatch in 2016, and is located in Wallan Victoria, in Australia. It is an efficient and elegant building that successfully refreshes the traditional style of veterinarian hospitals. This all-day/every-day facility required, above all, a very recognizable street presence, while also being respectful of its residential context.
By Magaly • Aug 11, 2017
By Magaly • Aug 9, 2017
It seems like something out of an old tale, this wonderful construction located in the high parts of the pretty coastal town of Honfleur in Normandy, France. It was originally built in the 17th century as a traditional Norman house with slate roofs and half-timbered walls. The structure is now a charming Relais & Châteaux hotel, offering a gourmet restaurant and a fabulous spa, complete with an indoor pool, fitness center, jacuzzi, and sauna.
By Magaly • Aug 9, 2017
In 2017, MAIO Arquitects created this marvelous design which forms part of a project defined by a set of geometric elements that can be freely assembled and recombined. A set of simple geometric frames allows an infinity of possibilities and spatial reconfigurations as well as using different finishes, textures and colors. The system, consisting of 5 basic elements, allows to create reusable, self-supporting and simple-to-build structures.
By Magaly • Aug 3, 2017
When ANTAO group had to choose a new site for their headquarters, instead of renting out or purchasing an already-existing building, they decided to take a different course of action, and launched a large-scale renovation of a dilapidated factory building that had been abandoned for years. Located in Shi Qiao Lu, Hangzhou Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China, the building covers a total area of 3,000 square meters – a gargantuan feat.
By Magaly • Jul 28, 2017
By Magaly • Jul 27, 2017
This is the latest architectural renovation project carried out by the Chinese Studio Neri & Hu, who have turned this former missile factory in Beijing, China into a garage, café, and office building where clients can have their cars repaired while they wait, comfortably sipping on a cup of coffee.
By Magaly • Jul 26, 2017
This construction is absolutely striking thanks to its completely futuristic style with spacious and open spaces in which every detail is done with a unique modernism in mind. It’s one of those designs that definitely draw a reaction from the spectator.
By Magaly • Jul 14, 2017
Located in Taichung City, Taiwan, this church has a small congregation located right next to the Shuinan redevelopment zone. It covers an area of 1,350 square meters and was designed in 2016 by the architectural firm JYCArchitect + DCDAssociates, by a team formed by Jing-Yao Chang, Hsuan-Ya Kao, and Yu-Cheng Lin. Its interior is subdivided into areas, and so we find that the first level houses the auxiliary space, while the second and third floors hold the auditorium and its mezzanine seating area. The fourth floor is the pastor’s own residence.
The Zaans Medical Centre, located in Zaandam, the Netherlands, is the first lean hospital in all of the Netherlands. The project as a whole, as carried out by Mecanoo, was intended to bring architecture, urbanism, landscape and interior design together to create one coherent and efficient whole. Completed in 2016, it covers a total ground area of 38,500 square meters.
By Magaly • Jun 26, 2017
This children’s hospital was built by the architectural teams at Sheppard Robson, John Cooper Architecture, GAPP, and Ruben architectural firms in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2016. It has a total of 29,900 square meters in area, in which they’ve attempted to create a number of open spaces, filled with lights and color to counteract the usual sentiment felt when having the necessity to visit a hospital. Additionally, they provide kids with happier spaces where they can enjoy themselves whilst they wait for their turn to receive medical attention.
By Magaly • Jun 22, 2017
This small cafe is located on the ground floor of a residential building in the populous Mexico City, Mexico. It is a suitable place to sit quietly to observe the life of the neighborhood and watch the passers-by that, when walking by, cannot avoid noticing this charming place. It has only 47 square meters of construction, though excellently used, and capacity for 14-20 diners, delighting all guests with its cozy decoration.
By Magaly • Jun 14, 2017
ÖÖD hotel rooms are designed for short-term accommodation and holiday housing. They require little effort to complete installation, as much as eight hours of work, and can be installed in any part of Estonia without needing any special permission. Its price-per-unit is approximately €65,000 and includes custom-built Estonian furniture.
Each unit can house two or three people, and fits in perfectly both with urban landscapes as well as the more rural options available. Built primarily from steel, insulated glass, and thermally treated wood, its interior has a bedroom, kitchen, living room, and bathroom.
Home automation is built in as is floor heating and LED lighting. The installation of Internet connection, water, sewage, and electricity supply through off-grid solutions are currently being worked on for the future. The structure also has an LG heat pump in order to provide both heating and cooling.
The first unit was installed last fall, but the company has plans to expand its business to international markets in the following months.
The most interesting aspect of the design is that it allows the occupants to enjoy the views of the different locations where they can set up from the comfort and ease of the interior. Even then, it preserves their privacy, given that there is no visibility from the exterior to the interior.
By Magaly • Jun 8, 2017
Meditation is an important aspect of the Buddhist religion. Each Buddhist school has different forms and techniques for meditation. For some, it’s the form in which the mind reaches a plane of existence and understanding beyond that which we normally know, and thus, involves far more than the five senses.
By Magaly • Jun 7, 2017