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TWA Terminal living

Loft Panzerhalle came about after Vienna based Studio Smartvoll won a 2013 competition to design the space, which is no surprise after seeing the finished results. Located in the Maxglan district in Salzburg, Austria, the loft spans 350 square meters of open space over two floors. The space was originally used to repair tanks but is now a...

Untouched since the 70’s

For those who have followed this blog for a while, you might remember that one of my first posts on the Design Addicts Platform was about Diego Revollo and his gifted hand to a 70 square metre apartment.  Now, three years on from that post, he brings us this renovation three times the size! This apartment, untouched since...

Modernist English Manor

This country residence by Richard Meier and Partners has been created based on three guiding principles: response to the site, a connection with the history, and a move toward sustainability. The setting of this Oxfordshire Residence is notable not only for the incredible views and the expansiveness of the landscape but also the relationship between...

Classic proportions

This apartment in Moscow is opulent in its proportions and provided the base for what is a stately renovation. Maintaining some of the original features – the parquet flooring and marble bathrooms, Elena Kornilova has sensitively inserted her point of view here. Touches of Modernism, Hollywood Regency and Georgian periods play out in lighting and cornicing details. It’s hard...

Entirely free

I can’t remember the last time I looked at a series of photographs that actually made my hairs stand on end. This latest project from architect royalty Joseph Dirand is his version of the ideal – a limitless expression of his design point of view. Constraints can be addicting – we construct elaborate ways to convince our clients to...

Simplicity in repetition

“The Lookout” as it’s known to its owners on Broad Cove Marsh is situated delicately along a narrow piece of land between a tree-lined country road and a dramatic ocean-side cliff. This seasonal family escape is located on the outskirts of Inverness, Cape Breton Island. The house sits on a long sliver of coastline with expansive sunset views over the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The dwelling...

minimal residence

MK House is a minimal residence located in Antwerp, Belgium, designed by Nicolas Schuybroek Architects. The Belgian architect began his career in Montreal, Canada but for the last five years Nicolas has been working as project director for Vincent Van Duysen in Antwerp, handling various high-end architecture projects in Belgium and beyond. This lineage is important as Vincent...

Autumnal interiors

It’s hard believe we have come to the end of summer already, I have already noticed a shift in the light quality which is probably why this week I have gravitated towards such a rich and warm interior. I have written about Mark Cunningham before, what’s not to love about his work. He is renowned for his interior...

Boho Chic

This building once housed a law practice but is now the chic home to successful young couple Valerio Leone and Nastya Shershen – fashion designer and model respectively.  Long term friend Hannes Peer of Hannes Peer Architecture who has worked for important architects and major fashion brands such as Rem Koolhaas and No. 21, transformed this shell for...

Liveable Luxury

This 200 square metre apartment in New York’s Tribeca area by architect and interior designer Shamir Shah is a clear example of his aesthetic philosophy that draws inspiration from simple and rural constructions such as those in Africa and from the architecture of masters such as Carlo Scarpa, Richard Neutra and Louis Kahn. The furniture, almost all belonging to...

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