A bit of concept art for you. Things in space always have such a utilitarian appearance. All geometric shapes and exposed piping. Bo-o-o-o-oring. Buildings on Earth have been made with fancy details all over their facades for centuries. Why doesn’t anyone ever put relief sculpture on a fuselage?
I was looking through the works of Jean Giraud, known by the pen name “Moebius” in the sci fi world, and I was inspired to design this city in space. The residential central dome houses roughly the population of New York City, though majority of the business is done in the head. Life support is all housed in the nude at the ventral end of the station, but of course since the designers valued form over function, there are numerous bottlenecks and design flaws. It really isn’t very efficient, but boy is life there lavish.