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 Magaly • Dec 20, 2017
These modern offices belonging to the group BUONGIORNO.IT! _NTT DOCOMO GROUP, Mobile technologies, were renovated by the architectural firm of Cristiana Vannini, a Florentine by birth and Milanese by adoption, and her team of professionals which includes the architects Alessandra Spaltini and Enrico Muccio, and whose firm focuses on private houses, workplaces, hospitality, and various other architectural fields, from refurbishment of rural architecture to interiors in the city of Milan, Italy.
Located in the city center, the early 1900s historical building that hosts the company has been completely renovated to give a new and dynamic twist to the interiors, creating and defining Buongiorno’s corporate image.
The project includes common spaces and working areas. On the ground floor are located the reception, a modern and elegant space that will give a first impression to their prospective and future clients, and a multifunctional area.
It also has a cafeteria area that can be converted into a meeting room, depending on the needs of the team.
On the higher levels are located large open spaces, meeting rooms, and private offices, alternated with common spaces like coffee-points and telephone booth areas.
Nobody can doubt the wonderful change that this old construction has undergone.
By Magaly • Dec 15, 2017
This ravishing five-star hotel is located in Palma de Mallorca on the Spanish island of Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It’s known for beach resorts, as well as its exciting and vibrant night life.
The building, which dates all the way back to the 19th century, was recently renovated and restored, and now consists of over 42 fantastic rooms and suites.
With excellent terraces in the exterior, which clearly invite the occupants to enjoy its magnificent beach climate, this hotel has a luxurious interior clearly reflected in its extravagant interior design, as well as in its moldings, which give it a unique touch of sobriety.
With high ceilings with beautiful decorations, large styled staircases, and glass doors that allow the natural light to seep into the rooms and fill all four corners, there is no doubt that it has more than earned its status as a five-star hotel.
It has luxurious restaurants that offer only the most exquisite cuisines on its menu, and bars that allow the occupants to take a moment’s rest at the end of the day.
The large and comfortable bedrooms have been decorated with a very luxurious style, maintaining that which is present in the remainder of the areas.
At dusk, the terraces offer beautiful corners where the occupants may take their seats and enjoy the sunset in wonderful company.
By Magaly • Dec 14, 2017
What do you do when you can’t decide whether you want to build in an urban or suburban area? You do what Takeru Shoji Architects did and take up residence somewhere like Chuo Ward, an area where the city center gradually gives way to the suburbs.
Located in the Niigata Prefecture, Japan, this home – so-called Wow!Sta. – was completed in 2015, and covers a total area of 258 meters squared. The building has the advantage of being only a couple of blocks away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life, while also enjoying the quiet solitude of the street upon which it sits. Its wooden shutter-like walls add to this by mixing a sense of privacy with an inviting sense of exposure. The structure has three different levels, each with a distinct purpose.
The first serves as a restaurant, done in a modern style and mixing wood with concrete. Touches of green in the form of plants dot the space, allowing nature to join the fun.
The second level is an office space, wide and luminous, with wooden floors and minimalist lighting, which emphasizes its functional style.
The third level holds a multipurpose rental space which includes a kitchen and a bathroom, and which enjoys the added benefit of an outdoor area.
By Magaly • Dec 12, 2017
These sophisticated and elegant offices belonging to law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth are located in the city of Melbourne, Australia. They occupy four floors in the innovative and unique central building at 567 Collins Street. We’ll find spectacular views over the Melbourne skyline through the glass walls that go from the floor to the ceiling, creating a unique space.
Steel beams extend from the ceiling to the floor, framing the ten meter high staircase. They are lined with LEDs to provide focused lighting on the staircase and the surrounding space.
This wonderful design was created by the firm Bates Smart Architects in 2015.
The expert team at Bates Smart Architects meticulously rebuilt elegant spaces with a multitude of refined details. Electrolight had to make sure that his work resulted in clean lines, as well as elegant and subtle forms. A deep level of planning and coordination between Bates Smart and Electrolight was necessary for light placement, concealment and performance.
Lighting designers worked with a mixture of color temperatures to distinguish each space and its functionality. Cooler temperatures are used in the meeting rooms, combined with warmer colors throughout the casual entertainment areas and creating a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere in the reception area.
By Magaly • Dec 11, 2017
This furniture store, which is located in Tolmezzo, in the province of Udine, in Italy, was designed by Mentil Federico from the architectural firm Ceschia e Mentil Architetti Associati in 2005.
The lot, measuring a total of 110 square meters, had been previously used as a warehouse deposit for a small shop from the 1970s. A first intervention turned it into a commercial space dedicated to the sale of products to complement bathroom furniture. A second intervention expanded its size.
The need for an exposition space for the different pieces of furniture, in particular for the wood fireplaces, suggests to clients a new expansion that will be built beside the warehouse previously mentioned, in a lot formerly occupied by a parking lot. The wishes of the client were to create a new space that would communicate through the creation of window exhibitions.
The plane is broken, in a way, by a small space open to the sky, which can be observed through two windows opposite. There, a small garden grants the air life and floor, while at the same time dividing the space in two – into the furniture exhibition with a reception and meeting area, and into a visualization area.
Office Located in Bangkok, Thailand, With an Entire Interior Space is Distributed Across Five Floors, Plus a Roof Terrace
By Magaly • Dec 11, 2017
Dplus Intertrade Head Office is an office design project completed by Pure Architect in 2017. The offices are located in Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, known in English as Bangkok, Thailand, and cover a sprawling total ground area of 1,600 square meters.
The entire interior space is distributed across five floors, plus a roof terrace. Dplus Intertrade, a Thai electronic accessory trading company, aimed to re-brand, and thus re-energize teams with the intention of moving forward as a family in order to renew employees’ quality of life through a renovation project.
The interior décor is dominated by the color blue, which is the Dplus Intertrade company color, thus giving it a strong company identity. Additionally, red, yellow, orange, and green were used in order to imbue it with a sense of cheerfulness and entertainment. Wooden surfaces and white furnishings are used throughout the spaces, making each room and hall feel luminous and bright. Upon entrance, we’re met with a stark white lobby with a marble counter, emphasizing its elegance and modernity above all else.
The office spaces are distributed with an open office design in mind, instead of with cubicles or individual offices. Such a design allows for ease of communication between employees and emphasizes the strong teamwork dynamic of modern day companies.
By Magaly • Dec 8, 2017
The Grove Design Hotel, a stylish hotel located in Tbilisi, Georgia, was designed by the Laboratory of Architecture #3, an architectural firm also based in the Georgian capital. Completed in 2017, the hotel covers a total ground area of 2,500 square meters. The hotel building stands out from its surroundings, due to the materials used for its construction, as well as for its height and architectural style, making it the center of attention. It stands on the verge between a neighboring group of high office buildings and lower historical housing units, creating a bridge between these two worlds with its architectural model.
The interior is sleek and sophisticated, with floors of polished concrete and steel pieces that reflect the light from the minimalist fixtures that dot the ceiling. The furnishings are modern and almost sculptural in quality, defining the personality and character of the interior in a stylish and artistic way. No two rooms are exactly the same, creating a sense of individuality for each space within the cohesion that characterizes the interior of the building as a whole.
The bedrooms are almost futuristic, providing every comfort for the visiting guests while also granting them an experience that they will not soon forget.
This marvelous restaurant, with a marked industrial style, is located at Monza, a city in the north of Italy, next to the river Lambro, about 20 km northeast of downtown Milan and a few steps from the historic center.
Formerly a hat factory, it was astonishingly remodeled by architectural firm Studio Mabb and its professionals Sara Magnone, Riccardo Belinci, and Andrea Baselli in 2017. The bar area, which contains the cellar, was completely covered with ceramic tiles that create an amazing set of reflections and ensure the unmatched beauty of the surfaces.
The walls of the rooms show the old bricks, which date back to the beginning of the year 800, and create an interesting and perfect combination of styles. The lamps hang from the high ceiling and fall on each space creating warm and soft atmospheres that invite to enjoy it sharing with family or friends.
On some walls, you can see a composition of lights, made with a mixture of strings and brass discs, that illuminate the space with an almost theatrical flavor. Trays containing herbs that form a sort of vertical garden also come down from the ceiling, these have been carefully selected and are used by the cook.
Futuristic Design with Curved Shapes of an Impressive Building in Central Business District of Beijing, China
By Magaly • Dec 5, 2017
Chaoyang Park Plaza, a 120 meter high mixed use development rising in the Central Business District of Beijing, China, is almost nearing completion. The buildings contain over 120,000 square meters of commercial, office, and residential space, as well as sprawling public gardens. The project has been carried out by the Chinese architectural firm MAD architects.
The architectural design of the buildings, with their organic yet futuristic curved shapes, is heavily influenced by the mountainous landscape of China, often depicted in traditional Chinese shan shui scenic paintings. The structures are also slightly asymmetric, just as no two mountains look exactly the same. The ridges that run all over their surface are meant to imitate the effects of erosion or other forces of nature. These not only add to the beauty of the structures, but also serve to enhance their verticality, as well as facilitate the addition of a ventilation and filtration system that draws air inside.
The buildings also have a series of high rise terraces, which will have stunning views over the adjacent Chaoyang Park, one of the largest parks in the city, further emphasizing this relationship between modern architecture and the organic, natural environment that characterizes China.
Innovation Campus Where Entrepreneurs, Engineers, and Policy Makers Innovate to Support the Green Economy
By Magaly • Dec 4, 2017
The La Kretz Innovation Campus (LKIC) is an interdisciplinary center where entrepreneurs, engineers, and policy makers innovate to support a green economy, one that improves human well-being and social equity while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcity. The center is located in the city of Los Angeles, California, USA.
The campus comprises 3.2 acres (61,000 square meters) and was designed in the year 2016 by the architectural firm John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects. The building has a variety of spaces, including offices, conference rooms, laboratories, prototyping workshops, and even a space for events with a capacity for 140 people.
In contrast, the interior is designed to be modern, clean, flexible, and adaptable, using a palette of inexpensive yet dynamic materials. Construction complies with new CAL-Green environmental standards, and LEED-Platinum status is anticipated.
In its interior, its high ceiling holds multiple skylights that allow the light to flow in and to flood the spaces, thus granting the building a way to significantly lower its energy consumption.
The reception lobby of the building is a modern and open space where a vertical garden fills the room with greenery, marveling those lucky enough to glance upon it.
“Innovation campus where entrepreneurs, engineers, and policy makers innovate to support the green economy”