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.
The Magdeburg Water Bridge is a navigable aqueduct in Germany that connects the Elbe-Havel Canal to the Mittelland Canal, crossing over the Elbe River.
Open in October 2003, this bridge is the longest navigable aqueduct in the world, with a total length of 3,012 feet.
in 2007, Napa-based practice UXUS was approached by The Selzim Restaurant Group to create a unique dining concept for their restaurant, Ella Dining Room & Bar, in California’s State Capital, Sacramento.
UXUS created a complete restaurant concept including the interior restaurant layout and design as well as the branding and house style.
Built on a brownfield of a former industrial site, Houtan Park is a regenerative living landscape on Shanghai’s Huangpu riverfront in China.
Designed by Beijing-based practice Turenscape, the park was completed in 2010 for the Shanghai World Expo to accommodate for a large number of visitors during the event’s running time and then remain as a permanent waterfront park by the huangpu river.
Found on Nasa’s website, this series of images taken from NASA’s Terra satellite shows the evolution of Palm Jumeirah and The World, two artificial archipelago projects along Dubai’s Persian Gulf coastline.
While the Palm Jumeirah project is now completed, The World project made of various small islands constructed in the rough shape of a global world map was stopped in 2008 due to the financial crisis.
April 2011 marks the completion of “Metropol Parasol”, the redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacíon in Seville, Spain.
Designed by J. MAYER H. architects, the waffle-like crown structure comprises the world’s largest wooden structure and becomes the new icon for Seville, a place of identification and to articulate Seville’s role as one of the world´s most fascinating cultural destinations.
Based on Lewis Carroll’s classic story, Alice in Wonderland is one of the most unusual restaurants in Tokyo that combines psychedelic decorations, dramatic designs and waitresses dressed in Alice costumes.
Located in Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district, the 2,254 square-foot space is divided into themed sections that reflect scenes from the 1951 animated movie.
Evan Joseph is one of the premiere photographers of New York City architecture and interiors. He released in October 2010 a book called New York City at Night, where he put together a collection of both aerial and street-level photos.
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This book features photographs of New York City’s most famous landmarks, such as the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, as well as little-known areas of Manhattan like the nightclubs of Greenwich Village.
Found on Nasa’s website, this series of images taken from NASA’s Landsat 5 satellite shows the city’s spread into the adjacent desert landscape.
Check out the video below and click the images to zoom in!
Luke Shepard, a student at The American University of Paris started, strung together over 2,000 images in a complex time-lapse manner to create this amazing video titled Le Flâneur.
He started this project in March 2010 and finished shooting in May. “The video is composed completely of photographs I took with my DSLR. I had the camera on a tripod in order to keep it stable and to keep a consistent height” Shepard said.