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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.

Kadeau, a Restaurant in Copenhagen with Roots in the Small Danish Island of Bornholm

By • Apr 17, 2018

This cozy restaurant called “Kadeau” is located in København, the native name for Copenhagen, Denmark, and was designed in 2015 by the design firm OeO Studio, inspired by a deep passion for the country’s landscape.

Traditional entrance in blue wood
Details of the entrance with the name of the restaurant

For this project, the members of the firm tried to immerse themselves in the universe that surrounded the restaurant, which lead them to maintain many hours of dialogue with the head chef and his team to create a shared understanding of the driving passions behind Kadeau. The design was not only about creating a physical environment, but also about using it to shape the atmosphere of the restaurant and complete the dining experience.

Cozy interior with mix of materials and styles
Dining area with views of the inner courtyard
Interior of the dining room with mixes of styles

The culinary roots of Kadeau Copenhagen are found on the small Danish island of Bornholm, in the Baltic Sea. The love of Nicolai Nørregaard for his small native island, which is full of coniferous forests and surrounded by sandy beaches, is evident in everything the restaurant does. Dining at Kadeau is an immaculate and sophisticated experience that consists of celebrating the smallest details, a universe where guests feel they are dining at home with their dear friends.

For its design, OEO Studio left no surface untouched. All materials, colors, and design solutions used have been carefully designed to create the right feel, atmosphere, and sense of place.

Bar area with high seats
Details of the fine wood used
Large kitchen in thick wood
Wooden tables and cupboard with spices and condiments
View of the interior of the restaurant from the kitchen
Cupboard with spices and condiments
Hallway leading to the bathroom area
Mint green bathroom
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Spectacular Office Center in the City of Shanghai Shi, China

By • Apr 11, 2018

The construction of this spectacular center was recently completed in the Yu Xiu Dong Lu region, in Fengxian Qu, Shanghai Shi, within China.

Imposing view of the office center in the distance

It was designed by the architectural firm Benoy, led by its team of professionals, composed of Qin Pang, Yi Jiang, Chong Yu and Xiaochun Wang. The project is extremely large, spanning a total area of ​​140,000 square meters. It is called the new World Trade Center and its architectural design is a continuation of the master plan for the Lujiazui Qiantan Commercial District.

Entrance with high glass walls
Modern construction of glass walls
Internal view of the area between the buildings
Internal corridor connecting the buildings

The project includes two office towers of 135 meters to the east and a shopping mall of three floors to the west. In keeping with the goal of creating a dynamic new lifestyle center for the city, the World Trade Center is designed as a sustainable business destination with a pedestrian-friendly design that incorporates a large number of green spaces.

With an area of ​​15,000m2, the outdoor area offers outdoor spaces, pedestrian walkways with two decks, green planting, retail space and outdoor restaurants to create a multi-level recreational oasis for office workers, visitors and nearby residents.
The multi-layered urban pedestrian system, the interconnected network of commercial spaces and the continuity of the urban presence add to the diversity of the urban complex, which translates into a better user experience and a sense of public space. The design allows the development to maximize commercial success.

Side view
Internal corridor
Imposing entrance area with elevators
Imposing modern stairs
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Modern Boutique Cafe in an Old Western District of Hong Kong

By • Apr 10, 2018

This boutique café is the second designed by the firm Studio Adjective, an architecture and interior design agency in Hong Kong, for this franchise. The project was personally led by one of its designers, Wilson Lee.

View of the interior of the modern cafe

This is located at 321 Des Voeux Road W, Sai Ying Pun, in Bohemian House, in the old western district, and has an area of 140 square meters.The design team wanted to offer a complete coffee-tasting experience through the conceptual design of interiors.

Modern coffee decorated in gray, white and wood
Area of tables and high chairs

The general design focuses on presenting a complete visual experience through zoning and flow. First, the clean and natural palette is dominated by both white and gray, as well as more wood-like colors, to highlight the sensation of space and zoning through the simple and rustic tones. In addition, the bean and dining room storage areas are separated by large glass doors with white metal frames.
The design will not only attract passers-by, but also offer customers an overview of the coffee making process, from storage, toasting, packaging to brewing, thus completing a unique experience.
The 7 meter long coffee bar will allow baristas to demonstrate their skills.

Complete view of the tables area
View of the modern and full of light
Detail of the decoration on the floor
Views of the relaxed and modern environment
Bar area in white and light gray
Detail of the entrance door

 

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Hotel Alexandra, in the Heart of the City of Barcelona, Spain

By • Apr 9, 2018

The renovation of this hotel, the Hotel Alexandra, of the Hilton hotel line, has been carried out by the firm Borrell Jover, Office of Architecture, in the year 2017.

External view of the main entrance

It is located in Barcelona, Spain, a few minutes from the Passeig de la Gràcia, the fashion, culture and the commercial heart of Barcelona, as well as steps from the Rambla de Catalunya, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera and other main attractions. This boutique design hotel is a place where fascinating history, modernist details, and the avant-garde meet.

Wonderful terraces full of exuberant vegetation
Cozy corners full of charm
Outside dining area
Private terraces
Dining areas for different tastes
Luxurious dining area

The building dates back to the nineteenth century, and has been completely renovated and still reflects the charm, elegance, and spirit of the Barcelona environment. The walls are covered in local photos, designer furniture from the 50s and 60s, original tiled floors, framed ceilings, and natural oak throughout the hotel.

Bar with bar
Relaxation and reading area for your clients
Comfortable and cozy reading area
Computer areas available
Computer areas
Rooms full of luxury

Its rooms have all the comforts of a home, such as air conditioning, free WiFi, a 37-inch high-definition TV, satellite channels and a large work space. You can choose a junior suite or a suite with options such as a terrace, relaxation area, separate bathtub or outdoor bathtub, it’s up to you!

Alexandra Barcelona also offers excellent culinary experiences that include a Catalan gastronomic buffet breakfast with quality local products.

Room full of comfort
Room full of comfort
Elegant and sober rooms
Elegant rooms
Cozy rooms
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Functional Office Building Pays Special Attention to Sustainability Techniques

By • Mar 21, 2018

The architectural firm Abscis Architecten designed in 2017 in the city of Ghent, Belgium. This office building that has an area of 1094 square meters. The building is a solid volume of brick characterized by volumetric incisions and strategically located windows.

External view of the structure with stone and glass walls

The front façade opens on the ground floor through the lobby to the street, and receives visitors through a front courtyard. This provides great visibility and transparency. On the back façade, both the writing rooms and the offices enjoy a beautiful view of the garden with old trees. Special attention was paid to sustainability in terms of the use of water and materials, energy consumption, and sustainable techniques based on renewable energy. All insulating materials are sustainable.

Entrance through the parking area
Side view with black blinds
Internal garden with glass walls
Detail of the main entrance
Access door to the internal garden
Office hall overlooking the garden
Reception with wooden furniture
Reception

It has two waiting rooms adjacent to the writing rooms designed in an open plan. The patio works as a structural element to create privacy without removing transparency. The concept of the interior was to show simplicity and tranquility.

The white lobby on the ground floor is clearly presented in the open parking lot and welcomes visitors through this entrance.
The landscaping sensation of the garden was maintained by conserving the valuable old trees and reinforced by the placement of hedges that make up the parking lot.

Modern office and full of light
Office area
Waiting room full of natural light
Waiting room
Stairs
Exterior night view
Night view
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Mexican Restaurant Where you can Taste Some Delicious Dishes Typical of the Area

By • Mar 20, 2018

Located in Mexico, a country known for its delicious food and famous tacos, this restaurant has become a gastronomic reference when it comes to enjoying the local cuisine, not only for the quality of its ingredients, but also for its service and friendly atmosphere.

Nice external terrace with tables

It has been designed by the architectural firm Esrawe Studio, with the experience of its excellent team, made up of the architects Héctor Esrawe, Javier García-Rivera, María Santibáñez, Aloisio Guerrero, Alessandro Sperdutti, Daniela Pulido, and Federico Stefanovich, who, in a space of 240 square meters, designed this fabulous restaurant-taquería in the busiest street in the city, Avenida de los Insurgentes, in Mexico City.

Glass walls allow a view of the interior

In 2017, the brand began an expansion process and opened a new restaurant in this new location, in which El Califa establishes the guidelines for its evolution as a brand, revealing a new interior design and identity.

Bar open to the public
Spacious and modern interior of the restaurant

Esrawe Studio found its source of inspiration in the tortilla and its variants. Tortilla has been an important part of the lives of people in Mexico since pre-Hispanic times, when the locals used corn tortillas as a dish, as food, and as utensils. Today, everyone finds ingenious ways to use it, creating a personal touch in the way of preparing, folding, and holding a taco.

Modern and current design on the wall
Large dining area with granite floors
Tables and chairs in a modern style
Details
Refrigerator area with beverage display
Entrance to kitchen area
Modern bathroom in deep blue and granite
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Offices Recently Remodeled to Create Workspaces Full of Natural Light

By • Mar 20, 2018

These luminous modern offices were originally work areas where there was no natural light, and which were populated by very dark rooms. As such, one of the main motivations for the project was to transform it into open rooms where light fills each of its spaces.

Entrance door to offices

The architectural studio SABRAB lead the project, and was responsible, in 2017, for carrying out the radical change suffered by this office area, located in Lisbon, Portugal. In an area of 108 square meters, the architectural firm intended to create several areas that could meet the needs of the company: two offices, a meeting room, and an open space with a common work area and a technical and printing room.

Waiting area with modern “Barcelona” style chairs in white
Work areas with modern furniture
Small office in glass cubicle
Work tables in white
Modern office with glass table and chair in white leather
Glass cubicle
Office with modern and elegant furniture
Elegant office full of natural light
Elegant office
Central office in glass cubicle
Internal area between glass cubicles
View of the division of offices in cubicles
Modern meeting area in orange

Being a company based on creativity and the development of new ideas, on the exchange of knowledge between its employees, and on the search for new solutions, the firm created a play area that could provide a relaxed atmosphere. In this room are a pool table and a ping pong table, which also allows the possibility of becoming a larger worktable.

In order to break the square and regular shape of the office plan, uneven geometric shapes were created that now define the meeting room and the two work rooms.

Relaxation area with games table
Game area
Relaxation area
Bathroom made of veined marble
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Multifunctional Space Created as a Platform for Young Artists

By • Mar 16, 2018

This new multifunctional space transformed an empty building, located in the grounds of an old sewing factory that operated in the Soviet era, into an urban space. In it, they created a platform for young and free artists to create, share, implement, and execute new ideas.

External view of the block

The ingenious people behind the idea were the architects Giorgi Sakvarelidze and Devi Kituashvili, belonging to the architectural firm MUA. The project was carried out in the 2017 and has an area of 7600 square meters. It is located in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Interior of the dining area with long tables
Sociable area with furniture
Hall with glass walls

The concept of the Soviet design style is maintained, but it is modernized both inside and out which makes it more attractive and interesting. The space consists of three distinctive building blocks, which form a rectangular-shaped courtyard.

FABRIKA Tbilisi is the space for socialization, inspiration and collaboration, where you can implement new ideas, get to know artists and their art, have interesting conversations with foreign travelers, and connect with free and rebellious people.

It consists of the following spaces: art shops, studios, rehearsal studios, shared work spaces, cafeterias and bars, hostels, artists’ residences, galleries, and other public spaces. The place will be a daily destination for those who wish to create and share, those who love freedom, and those who are open to new ideas and inspirations.

Bar area
Bar area with industrial decoration
Modern stairs in vibrant red
Stairs seen from the upper level
Double room for couples
Room with double beds
Room with bunk beds
Beautiful family room with terrace
Family room with play area
Bedroom at night
Bedroom at night
Large common bathroom with lockers
Night view of the construction
Exterior view
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Offices Designed for its Staff to Maintain a Natural Communication

By • Mar 15, 2018

These wonderful offices offer their employees warm environments in which to work and give free rein to the imagination. They have been designed by the General Design firm in the hands of its main architect, Shin Ohori, in the city of JINGUMAE in Tokyo.

Open offices with relaxation areas for sharing

The space, owned by every day is the day, a creative agency that was founded in 2017, has wide open spaces in which the green of the plants, as well as the wood that has been used in its furniture and in some elements of its construction, is a common detail in each of its spaces.

Office with plants that give freshness and greenery

It has 200 square meters and its distribution allows the personnel of the company to congregate and participate in various tasks, while allowing natural communication. The design team eliminated the finishes of the ceiling and floor present in the space, in order to expose the raw concrete structure of the 50-year-old building.

Office with plants that give freshness and greenery
Offices with modern furniture
Offices full of natural light

No walls or fixed partitions are found throughout the interior, which is filled with soft natural light. All the objects in the office, including abundant vegetation, antique sofas and a large oak table, are intended to improve creative communication.

Meeting areas in shared spaces
Offices with concrete roofs that give an industrial touch
Wide open offices full of natural light
Modern area with black furniture
Kitchen area with wooden chairs
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Elegant and Serene Restaurant Pays Homage to Japanese Cuisine

By • Mar 13, 2018

This modern restaurant with serene and elegant ambiences is located in Lisbon, Portugal. Its purpose is to pay tribute to traditional Japanese cuisine, a purpose that falls on the shoulders of passionate chef Takashi Yoshitake, who puts all of his care into his work each and every day.

Interior of the serene restaurant

Designed as an intimate and minimalist space meant to function as club-restaurant and sake bar, it uses sliding panels and translucent fiber screens for greater flexibility and privacy.

Interior decorated in wood and leather
Elegant ambience with wooden furniture

Those responsible for carrying out this special project were the architects Paulo Martins Barata, João Luís Ferreira, Paulo Perloiro, Pedro Appleton and João Perloiro, belonging to the architecture firm PROMONTORIO, who in 2015 got down to work and developed a fantastic project in the available 120 meters, full of professionalism and good taste.

Bar area made of wood
Private area in wood

The green bamboo marble countertops, the wall cladding and the display shelves are combined with the exposed kitchen areas in glass, hand-made tiles and mirrored glass partitions. The custom furniture is also in solid walnut with leather upholstery, as well as in the large central table and Japanese style floor chairs.

Area made of marble and wood
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A Restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee with a Marked South Beach Miami Art Deco Style

By • Mar 12, 2018

This modern and elegant restaurant is located in the city of Nashville, Tennessee, in the United States. Its design, the work of architectural firm Design, Bitches, evokes the “old school of Miami” in a new setting, this restaurant in Nashville, using pastel colors and lots of natural light, transforming the space from dark to bright.

Modern cork covered bar

To achieve this, the opaque facade was replaced by an extension of glass, and the other part of the ceiling was raised so that the windows could allow more light to flow inside.

Coral seat with pink marble tables
Round tables with pink marble base
Hanging lamps in white
Details
Design of an octopus on the wall
Tall seats on the bar

The aesthetic that unites the different sections of the long space goes back to the colors and art styles found in South Beach, Miami.

In the front, a bench with coral-colored upholstery in a royal style is accompanied by a row of small tables topped with pink Tennessee marble. These face the bar, which is cork-covered around the base and topped by a marble counter.

The white lamps hang from the ceiling, while the shelves have a gold mirror in the back to reflect the liquor bottles. The same tinted mirror is used on the walls along the narrow space, where the informal seating gives way to the leather-covered cabins along the wall.

Hallway with tables and bar on one side
Hallway with tables and bar on one side
Private area with wooden table and chairs
Dining area with wooden furniture
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Former Factory Converted into the New Headquarters of the Gucci Firm in Milan, Italy

By • Mar 6, 2018

Located in the Fashion Capital, Milan, Italy, this construction, an old factory dating from 1915, has been transformed and adapted to serve as the headquarters of the Gucci firm in the city of Milan. The abandoned industrial warehouses, which have an area of 30,000 square feet, were redeveloped in 2012 and currently serves as the venue for events and fashion shows of the firm.

Aerial view of the factory and its glass building
View of the glass building from inside the sheds

The new six-story tower, which interacts closely with the old buildings, stands out within the area of the site. Covered with a regular pattern of sunscreens, the new building breaks the symmetry of the site and generates a powerful chromatic relationship with the exposed red bricks of the low-level warehouse. The pedestrian paths run between the buildings, which are mainly on the ground floor, in a sequence of solid structures and empty spaces in which landscaping plays a key role.

In the inner courtyard you can see the old red brick walls of the old building

The large complex, which houses offices and a showroom also has spaces dedicated to graphic design within Gucci, a canteen and a restaurant.

The large plaza, surrounded by exposed brick walls, is animated by carefully placed trees, while a thick linden wood gives the project a distinctive “green” feel, focusing on sustainable design.

Modern area of glass walls accompanied by the old brick construction
Old red brick construction
Modern black glass construction
Impressive structure of black metal and glass
View of the large illuminated interior
Parade area with adequate lighting
Corridors with high ceilings
Aerial view of the construction
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First Church in France´s Brittany Region in the Twenty First Century

By • Mar 5, 2018

The Church of Saint Jacques de la Lande is a unique project completed by the Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, and is the first church built in France’s Brittany region in the twenty first century. The church is located in a neighborhood south of Rennes, in a residential area with five storey housing blocks. This presented a challenge for the architect when it came to integrating the new structure with the surrounding urban area.

Modern building in white
Church surrounded by the calm waters of the Canal

The building is distributed across two levels, and its most outstanding feature is the circular shape on its façade, which can hold up to 120 people, freeing up the first floor to be used for administrative and social areas. The cylinder has an outer diameter of almost 15 meters, and has an interior of 256 square meters with a ceiling measuring 12 meters high. The Parish Center is located on the first level, while the church proper is on the second floor. A basement covering a ground area of nearly 100 square meters is used to house the technical and storage areas.

Cylindrical area of the building
Wide and white interior
Interior with modern ceilings
Area of the Altar in wood

The interior is immaculate and luminous, with walls done in pure white and left bare and unadorned. This automatically grants the space an air of serenity and peace that creates a perfect place in which to pray, meditate, and contemplate life.

Entire view of the Church with high and white ceilings
Sculptures placed in the interior of the Church
Stairs in marble
Stairs in marble
Internal zone of the second level
Reading area in wood
/ Internal spaces with white marble floors
Internal spaces with glass walls
Studio area with furniture in wood
Wooden chairs with round table
Modern furniture in wood
Furniture in wood
Night exterior view of the Church
Night view
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Offices with a Marked Industrial Touch

By • Feb 20, 2018

Setter Architects, a Tel Aviv based architectural firm, have designed these offices for Palo Alto Networks, a company involved in developing cyber defense solutions, in 2016. The site is located in Tel Aviv, Israel, on the 24th floor of a multi-storey office tower complex, and covers a total ground area of 3,000 square feet.

Rest area with cork edges

It is surrounded by an eclectic mixture of buildings in the downtown of the Israeli capital, with historical structures, such as painting workshops, artists’ studios, and restaurants, mingling alongside more modern buildings housing high tech companies.

Rest area with wooden walls
Office area with concrete walls and industrial decoration

The interior is a decorative expression of this culturally eclectic environment, as it mixes textures and patterns that are more traditional and places them beside more modern materials, creating a style that is unique and refreshing. In order to do this, Setter Architects repurposed much of what was already on site. For example, steel window profiles and garage doors became open space partitions, in order to sub-divide the internal space that felt more natural and facilitated circulation without sacrificing privacy. Other examples of the same concept include exposed brick blocks which were used as an interior wall in a conference room, and paint buckets from painting workshops that were used as distinct and curious wall decorations.

Office área with industrial style
Details of marks on the concrete floor
/ Meeting Office with view towards the city
Office área with glass walls
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Structure Decorated with Exotic Native Plants in Vietnam

By • Feb 13, 2018

The Modern Village Office is a project completed by Ho Khue Architects, a Vietnamese architectural firm based in Da Nang City. The building itself is located in An Hải Bắc Ward, which is part of the Son Trà district of Da Nang City, Vietnam, and was completed in 2016. The property covers a total ground area of 350 square meters.

Structure full of hanging plants
Detailed view of the building and its hanging plants

The structure seeks to combine the, sometimes distant, roots of so many of the dwellers of Da Nang City, which lie in the countryside, with the more modern side of the city. As such, it finds inspiration in the cement rooves, low brick walls, and bamboo structures of the country and mixes it with more urban traditions, seeking to create something that is entirely new and which breaks from the monotony of everyday life.

Walls with perforated bricks

The lot originally held old houses, white pampas grass, native bamboo shrubs, and plants that were able to survive without any human aid. What Ho Khue Architects has sought to create is a place where the old feeling of the village can blend in with a state of the art modern office. Banana trees, yellow brushes, and other native plants have been placed into the office, which helps the office feel both cozy and vibrant. Decorative concrete slabs in the southwest exposure help keep the interior cool and well ventilated.

Interior of the meeting area
Interior details full of bamboo
Stairs lined with green plants
Stairs with skylight
Stairs with painted brick walls
Meeting area with garden
Night view of the interior
Night view of the exterior of the building
Side night view
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Offices Provide Employees with a Lively Working Environment

By • Feb 12, 2018

This Corporate Office for Team Thai was designed by Tony Joseph, George Seemon, Anupama, Priya Pillai, and Ankita of STAPATI in 2015. The offices are located in Kozhikode, Kerala, in India, and cover a total ground area of nearly 30,000 square feet. The functional areas of the building rise high above the ground, leaving the ground floor free as a multifunctional space. This allows the landscape to move inwards and outwards, making the internal environment cozy and full of energy.

Front view of the entrance of the office building
Office building surrounded by gardens

The front facade of the building is designed with an interesting trellis pattern to defend against the harsh sun, while at the same time allowing great ventilation in the internal spaces.

Main entrance of the modern building
Green gardens surround the building area

Among the materials and elements used in this construction, we will find polished concrete floors, concrete partitions, and an exposed concrete roof, which contrasts with the elegance of the glass and the surrounding vegetation. This entire ensemble creates a working environment in the middle of nature.

The triple-height spaces are pivotal to the air-flow within the space.

The offices are more protected from direct sunlight by a screen wall on the front and side. The terrace becomes a garden and lounge that adds another layer against the warm tropical climate and helps keep the interiors cool.

Elegant reception area
Waiting area open to the gardens
Modern and vibrant waiting area
Access to the second level with concrete stairs
Open office area
Office area full of light
Modern office
Office meeting with glass walls
Large meeting office with exterior views
External night view
Night view of the street
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Elegant Offices Designed by the Architectural Firm Turman Roman in Tel Aviv, Israel

By • Feb 7, 2018

These functional and elegant offices were designed by Yarden Turman and Yossi Romano of the architectural firm Turman Romano, two young creatives specializing in structural, spatial, and interior design. Their firm is located in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Long corridor with dark wood floors
Long corridor with dark wood floors

Before its remodeling, the space looked narrow and shapeless, all in all a space completely inadequate for any kind of occupation. Even so, they took on the challenge of transforming it, even though in order to do so they had to tear down walls in order to create an open space.

Details
Reception

It covers an area of 10,764 square feet of construction, and its remodeling was carried out in the year 2017. Three open space work areas, seven private offices, and three meeting rooms form the huge central recreational area as well as an apartment with open kitchen, dining area, and cooling area. It has a video game room for those moments of relaxation and fun. Large desks, plants, photos, as well as an extensive amount of books for inspiration and enjoyment, have been added to create cozy and peaceful spaces.

Reception
Spacious and elegant offices full of details

The black color is prominent throughout the office, creating an elegant atmosphere full of personality. Dark wood floors, metal nets, glass walls, and long tables are just some of the striking details of this fabulous design.

Spacious and elegant offices full of details
Spacious and elegant offices full of details
Spacious and elegant offices full of details
Spacious and elegant offices full of details
Reading area
Offices with glass walls
Offices with glass walls
Details
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