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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.

Conservatorium Hotel by Piero Lissoni

By • Jun 15, 2012

In the heart of Amsterdam nests this hotel  that features 129 rooms and suites.

Before the building was purchased by The Set Hotels, it was known as the historic Rijkspostspaarbank building and was occupied by the Sweelinck music conservatorium.

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Evolution Bar by Sebastian Barlica

By • Jun 6, 2012

Romanian designer Sebastian Barlica has designed the Evolution Bar in the basement of an old 18th century neo-gothic building in the historical center of Bucharest, Romania.

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Intersection from Above by Navid Baraty

By • Apr 14, 2012

New York-based photographer Navid Baraty has taken high shots of New York City and Tokyo intersections and gives us amazing bird eye views of two of the busiest and iconic cities in the world.

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AME-LOT by Stephane Malka Architecture

By • Mar 2, 2012 •  Selected Work 

Paris-based studio Stephane Malka Architecture has design the Ame Lot project, a study for a student residence in Paris using wooden pallets to create a new skin for the existing building.

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Starbucks Interior by Kengo Kuma and Associates

By • Feb 25, 2012 •  Selected Work 

Japanese studio Kengo Kuma and Associates has designed the interior of this Starbucks is located in Fukuoka, the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan.

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Tori Tori Restaurant by Rojkind Arquitectos and Esrawe Studio

By • Nov 25, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Mexico City-based studio Rojkind Arquitectos and design workshop Esrawe Studio have completed the Tori Tori project in 2011.

This Japanese restaurant is located in Polanco, a group of seven official neighborhoods in Mexico City.

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The Sequence, a Urban Sculpture by Arne Quinze

By • Nov 8, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Arne Quinze is a Belgian artist, well known for his trademark sculptures made out of wooden planks.

His installations are built to provoke reaction and to intervene in the daily life of passersby confronted with his sculptures.

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Spectacular Time-Lapse Videos of Tokyo by Samuel Cockedey

By • Oct 27, 2011

Tokyo-based French photographer and video artist Samuel Cockedey has made a specialty of creating beautiful time-lapse videos of Tokyo.

His latest creation, Android Dreams, is a tribute to Ridley Scott and Vangelis, whose atmospheric work on Blade Runner has been a huge source of inspiration in Cockedey’s shooting time lapses.

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Japan Earthquake: Six Months Later

By • Sep 13, 2011

On March 11, Japan was struck by a 8.9 earthquake on the Richter scale followed by an extraordinary destructive 30 foot tsunami wave that killed over 22,000 people.

The Atlantic posted a series of photos that depict the recovery efforts. Here is a series of before/after images.

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Open Space Cafe-Bar in Austria by Architektur Steinbacher Thierrichter

By • Aug 29, 2011

Vienna-based studio Architektur Steinbacher Thierrichter has completed the Open Space Cafe-Bar project in 2006.

Situated in Murau, a small city located along the Mur river in Austria, the project consists of a traditional tavern with parts of a 13th century building that has been enlarged with a Cafe-Bar.

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La Source – Massage Therapy Pavilion by Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement

By • Aug 10, 2011

Montreal-based studio Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement has designed this new pavilion in the Spa La Source resort built on a mountainside in the Lanaudière region, one of the seventeen administrative regions of Quebec, Canada, situated immediately to the northeast of Montreal.

“The project as a whole is integrated into nature through its siting, the use of natural materials, and the framing of the surrounding landscape through generous openings in the contemporary architectural structure.”

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Magdeburg Water Bridge, the Longest Navigable Aqueduct in the World!

By • Jul 30, 2011 •  Selected Work 

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.

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Beautiful Shots of New York City by Andrew Carter Mace

By • Jun 29, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Photographer Andrew Carter Mace has a way with his Nikon D90 camera to make New York city beautiful.

Check out a selection of his best shots from his flickr page.

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Ella Dining Room & Bar by UXUS

By • May 3, 2011

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.

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Shanghai Houtan Park by Turenscape

By • May 2, 2011 •  Selected Work 

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.

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Dubai Urbanization

By • Apr 29, 2011 •  Selected Work 

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.

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Metropol Parasol in Seville, the World’s Largest Wooden Structure

By • Apr 28, 2011 •  Selected Work 

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.

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