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Granny Flat

Across the globe, many families struggle with how you best support ageing family members when you live in a city with minimal housing options. Best Practice Architecture has offered a brilliant solution to issues around multi-generational living and urban density with their latest Seattle project. The firm was hired to create Granny Flat converted from a backyard garage. The residential addition was built...

Alpine style – Italy

Located in the UNESCO heritage-protected village of Castelrotto, in the heart of the Dolomites, Italy, the Hotel Schgaguler has reopened its doors after a full refurbishment lead by Milan-based Peter Pichler Architecture. The small village of Castelrotto in Alto Adige / North Italy is known for his folkloric culture and the relationship with its nature and surrounding mountains. A simple and timeless architectural design is...

Walmer Abbotsford

A couple of weeks ago Salta Properties invited Design Addicts to tour its latest residential project in Abbotsford – Walmer. The event took place in the multi-million three-bedroom apartment Salta built to scale as their display suite, inside the Skipping Girl building on Victoria Street. Served up alongside the canapes and champagne, was Belle’s Tanya Buchanan leading a panel discussion on the...

Dallas 1980’s revival

Studio OFFICAL’s aesthetically astute clients bought a 1980’s townhouse located in Dallas, Texas, designed modernist architect Bud Oglesby with the intention of renovating it for themselves and their growing art collection while staying true to the original design.  The project had a sophisticated section so OFFICAL’s goal was to modernise the spaces in both use and technology while also rectifying...

Luxury reinvented

THEKRANE is a our stoke of genius in reinvention, an aesthetic oasis amidst an industrial landscape on the edge of Nordhavn, one of the last harbours under renovation in Denmark’s capital. Spearheaded by visionary owner Klaus Kastbjerg and architect / master builder Mads Møller from Arcgency, the concept builds on its dark past as a crane for loading coal by using black as...

Hecker Guthrie awarded Rigg Design Prize

Melbourne design practice Hecker Guthrie has been awarded the prestigious Rigg Design Prize, the highest accolade for Australian contemporary design. The $30,000 triennial prize was announced last night at the opening of the National Gallery of Victoria’s Rigg Design Prize 2018 exhibition, which features bespoke, purpose-built interior rooms by ten shortlisted Australian interior designers. It is the first major presentation of contemporary interior design in the...

pre-revolutionary elegance

When Swiss-British film director Marc Raymond Wilkins decided to move to Kiev after living for many years in New York and Berlin, he chose Reytarska, a tree-lined street in one of the hippest neighbourhoods in the historical centre of the Ukrainian capital. Located on the fifth floor of an early 20th century apartment building, Wilkins’ new home was designed by his friend...

hypnotic family home

In a departure from the conventional a 5-person family was moving from a suburban house to an old town apartment. The family who believe that home is inhabited by people, stories and experiences, and not by things. Thus, their key objective was to live in a ‘minimalist’ fashion – in terms of style as well as in terms of the amount of material things. The brief...

simple touches – Turkey

Designed by Escapefromsofa studio, this house with a 200 sqm. closed area and 70 sqm. porch, located in Il?ca, Çe?me, the popular summer resort of Izmir, Turkey is split over 3 floors. This welcoming house is bathed in natural light with simple textures giving off a relaxed summer vibe, without being stereo typical. The design team used clean...