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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.

Edition Richmond Presentation Center by Cecconi Simone Inc.

By • Feb 23, 2013

The Edition Richmond Presentation Center, located in Toronto, Canada, was created in 2012 to inform visitors about “Edition Richmond,” a nearby townhome community.

Designed by Cecconi Simone Inc., the space, every inch of which covered by a layer of white paint, mixes the functionality of the structure as an information center with the feel of an art gallery.

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The Barnes Foundation by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

By • Feb 9, 2013

In spring of 2012, the Barnes Foundation welcomed the public with the opening of a new building designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.

Set against the backdrop of downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, the museum features a collection of impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modern works arranged by form and subject rather than style or period.

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Gallery House by Lekker Design

By • Dec 22, 2012

Lekker Design created this contemporary building in 2012 for a client located in Singapore.

In addition to serving as a private residence, the structure houses an art gallery which can be accessed by the public through a separate entrance.

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25Hours Hotel in Zürich

By • Dec 19, 2012

Zürich-based studio Alfredo Häberli Design Development designed the 25Hours Hotel in Zürich, Switzerland, in collaboration with Aeberli Vega Zanghi Architekten.

The 126 room hotel opened its doors last November in the former industrial neighborhood of Zurich West, which is now home to the highest building and the largest multiplex cinema in the country.

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Christmas Tree 2.0 in Brussels

By • Dec 5, 2012 •  Selected Work 

We recently stopped by at the Grand-Place in Brussels to take some shots of the electronic Christmas Tree that debuted on November 30th and will remain until the end of the year.

Replacing the traditional pine tree, this 2.0 Christmas tree has created some controversy with people calling it “an attack on Christmas due to values and traditions.”

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NEW Hotel by Campana Brothers

By • Nov 22, 2012

NEW Hotel is the first ever hotel project of award winning designer duo, Fernando and Humberto Campana of Campana Brothers.

Owned by YES! Hotels and located near Constitution Square in downtown Athens, Greece, the NEW hotel is a 79-room establishment, where every public space and every floor has been creatively renewed to include remnants of the former Olympic Palace Hotel.

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5 Star Hotel Principe Forte Dei Marmi (Video)

By • Nov 19, 2012

Principe Forte dei Marmi is located on the Tuscan coast in Italy, just 38 minutes from Pisa, 36 minutes from Lucca and 1 hour and a half from Florence, offering spectacular views of the ocean and the Apuane Alps.

The 28 room hotel is set in the ideal location for exploring the Tuscan Riviera and is also a stone’s throw away from the major landmarks of the region.

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The Opposite House Hotel by Kengo Kuma

By • Nov 5, 2012 •  Selected Work 

Tokyo-based studio Kengo Kuma has designed the Opposite House, the first hotel by Swire Hotels located on Sanlitun Street in the center of Beijing, China.

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One Taste Holistic Health Club by Crox International

By • Oct 20, 2012

Shangai-based studio Crox International has recently completed the One Taste Holistic Health Club in Hangzhou, the capital and largest city of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China.

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The Club Hotel by Ministry of Design

By • Sep 25, 2012 •  Selected Work 

Ministy of Design, architectural firm with bases in Singapore and Bejing, have designed The Club Hotel.

Each of the 22 rooms in this chic, boutique hotel offers its own unique layout and interior design. The hotel is located in Singapore.

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Microsoft’s Vienna Headquarters by INNOCAD Architektur

By • Jul 16, 2012 •  Selected Work 

INNOCAD Architektur has designed Microsoft’s new headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

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Hotel Topazz by BWM Architekten und Partner

By • Jul 12, 2012

Austrian architectural firm BWM Architekten und Partner has designed the Hotel Topazz in Vienna, Austria.

Sitting on an area of only 1,647 square feet, this contemporary hotel boasts an unusual facade.

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Selexyz Dominicanen Bookstore by Merkx+Girod Architecten

By • Jul 5, 2012 •  Selected Work 

Amsterdam-based studio Merkx+Girod Architecten has converted a 13th century Dominican church in Maastricht into an impressive contemporary bookstore.

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Restaurant La Ville de Pins by BANG by MIN

By • Jun 30, 2012

Seoul-based studio BANG by MIN has completed in 2011 the remodeling of the French restaurant La Ville de Pins in Gangnam-gu, one of the most affluent areas of Seoul, South Korea.

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Gardens by the Bay by Grant Associates and Wilkinson Eyre Architects

By • Jun 26, 2012

British studio Wilkinson Eyre Architects and landscape architects Grant Associates have teamed together and designed the Gardens by the Bay project, the largest tropical garden in Singapore with tree-like towers.

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Caro Hotel by Francesc Rifé Studio

By • Jun 18, 2012

Spanish interior and industrial designer Francesc Rifé of Francesc Rifé Studio has recently completed the interior of the Caro Hotel.

This 5-star, 26 room hotel is situated in an historical building in the heart of valencia, the third largest city in Spain.

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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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