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amalgamation of past – Tel Aviv

Located in central Jaffa in Tel Aviv, Israel, this two bedroom apartment was recently renovated by innovative Studio ETN in order to create a thoroughly modern, light-filled home in tune with the lifestyle of its owners, a professional couple with a young daughter. Occupying a standard Tel Aviv, Jaffa building, architect Eitan Cohen channeled the neighbourhood's amalgamation of past and present...

surreally fresh guest houses

Dream and Maze are creative guesthouses located by the Li River in Pingle County, Guilin, China recently competed by Studio 10. Both projects look like renders but are actually real. Inspired by the works of M.C. Escher, the architect meant to create a mysterious, infinite and impossible space with the seamless transformation amongst 2D and 3D as well as Optical Illusion elements. Forest Green...

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...