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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.

Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital by Four Architectural Firms in Johannesburg, South Africa

By • 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.

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Small Café Located in Mexico City Designed By Boué Arquitectos

By • 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.

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ÖÖD Designed a Wonderful Hotel Room for Short-Term Accommodation and Holiday Housing

By • 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.

Exterior view of the cabin with the landscape reflected on it
Exterior view of the cabin with the landscape reflected on it
Exterior view of the cabin with the landscape reflected on it

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.

Exterior view of the cabin with the landscape reflected on it
Interior coated in wood, fully stocked with furniture

The first unit was installed last fall, but the company has plans to expand its business to international markets in the following months.

Views of the exterior from the interior of the unit
Comfortable bed with views

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.

Interior coated in wood, fully stocked with furniture
Views of the exterior from the interior of the unit
Bathroom with a view
Interior coated in wood, fully stocked with furniture
Nocturnal view of the exterior
Nocturnal view of the exterior
Nocturnal view of the exterior
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Serene Waterside Buddhist Shrine in China Designed by ARCHSTUDIO

By • 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.

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Emblematic Building in the City of Barcelona, Spain Designed by Antoni Bonet i Castellana

By • Jun 7, 2017

This building, a former groundhog track, which for obvious reasons stopped serving this function a few years ago, and which is now in complete disuse, was in its time one of the most emblematic buildings in the city of Barcelona, Spain.

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Stunning Luxury Hotel Located in the Natural Park of Levant in the East of Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

By • Jun 7, 2017

Cases de Son Barbassa is a stunning luxury Hotel located in the Natural Park of Levant in the east of Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain. The complex consists of 16 rooms, a Mediterranean restaurant, and a hilltop pool with stunning panoramic views over the sea and the coasts of Cala Mesquida, Cala Agulla, and ala Ratjada and the village Capdepera. On clear days, we can even see the sister island Minorca. Numerous terraces allow for endless opportunities to sit outside and enjoy the shining sun and the running breeze and this Mediterranean island is the perfect place to do so.

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Breathtaking Luxury Resort Villas Located in the Aegean Sea

By • Jun 6, 2017

The architectural firm Piril Kugu Architects, alongside the interior designer Quark Studio, has developed an incredible resort consisting of 72 villas, a hotel, and luxury facilities in a small peninsula located in the Aegean Sea.

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A Layered Gallery in England, UK Designed by Architectural Studio Gianni Botsford

By • Jun 5, 2017

This gallery is located in central London, the capital of England, in the United Kingdom, and was designed by architectural studio Gianni Botsford Architects in 2016, having a private collection of photographs and prints, as well as pastels and lithographs. The five-story building from which it extends dates back to 1770. To achieve this, the architectural firm designed a sequence of screens that created a layered effect over the structure.

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Michaelis Boyd Designed an Amazing Hotel in New York City, USA

By • Jun 5, 2017

The Williamsburg Hotel – so named after the neighborhood in which it is located in Brooklyn, New York, USA – was designed by the London-based architectural firm Michaelis Boyd. It began opening in phases in January 2017, and will be finished some time later that same year. The hotel will offer a rooftop pool, a water-tower bar with stunning views over the skyline of New York City, as well as the area’s first grand ballroom – 30 feet high and designed to reflect the derelict buildings of Detroit with a modern touch, a curved staircase and a red-carpeted mezzanine around its perimeter included.

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Remodeling Of A Tropical Restaurant In An Open And Comfortable Space

By • May 30, 2017

When we have as many advantages as this structure located in La Gi, Binh Thuan, Vietnam, the project is already half accomplished. Located in a lot on the central coast of Vietnam, in a tropical area that has mountains, rivers, forests, and beaches, its success was practically assured.

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A Unique Opportunity to Visit an Airship at the DOX Center for Contemporary Art in Prague, Czech Republic

By • May 26, 2017

Have you ever dreamed of going onto a giant airship? Well, now’s your chance! This airship was designed by Martin Rajniš from the Czech architectural firm Hut Architektury. It measures 138 feet in length and is docked on top of the DOX Center for Contemporary Art in Prague, Czech Republic. And don’t think this airship is merely decorative! The installation serves as the museum’s new reading and meeting space. So maybe this is your chance to make your dream come true! What are you waiting for?

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Wonderful and Modern Green Garden Gastro Bar in Ukraine

By • May 25, 2017

Located in Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine, and with an area of 103.0 square meters, this gastro bar was designed by the architectural firm Azovskiy & Pahomova architects in the year 2017.

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Solar-Powered Safari Lodge Located in Botswana, Africa

By • May 17, 2017

Surely for safari lovers, this hotel will be on their list of places to visit; if you truly enjoy living in constant contact with nature’s finest, there is no better way to do it than from the comfort of this hotel’s premises, which gives direct contact to nature as well as having the same soothing aspects available in the mundane world.

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Transformation of Two Farms into Exercising and Relaxation Spaces

By • May 16, 2017

This Project, located in Store, Barneveld—a rural area in the eastern parts of the Netherlands—was undertaken by Rotterdam-based architectural studio Instability We Trust and boasts a set of two farm structures that were transformed in order to provide a central space for the meetings of an important local figure.

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A Seafood Restaurant Newly Renovated in Babahoyo, Ecuador

By • May 5, 2017

Located in the city of Babahoyo—in the Ecuadorian province De los Ríos, an area in which fishing is one of the most productive economic activities and is undertaken by its inhabitants—this restaurant, having served this type of food for over twenty years, sought to expand its business and offer its clients better service. Therefore, they made the decision to invest in the acquisition of the business premises and renovate it.

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A Colorful Hotel in Copacabana, on the Shore of Lake Titicaca

By • May 2, 2017

This peculiar and colorful hotel has a structure made mainly of adobe, stone, and wood. Its owner originates from Germany, as he, 21 years ago, decided to turn the South American country of Bolivia into his place of residence and start a new life there after having fallen in love with a woman native to that country.

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An Old Textile Factory Turned Into a Fantastic Restaurant in Mexico.

By • Apr 27, 2017

For me, and I’m sure many people will agree, the old constructions have something very special. Maybe it’s that old flavor, that story they always have to tell or maybe that wonderful blend that is created when an old construction mixes with the modern. The result is really fantastic, isn’t it?

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