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 admin • 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.
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.
By admin • 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.
By admin • 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.”
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!