architecture

parallel zones – Revisited

When Taiwanese interior design practice KC Design Studio was commissioned by a young couple with a toddler to renovate an apartment in the north of Taiwan where they were settling down after living abroad for many years, their goal was to create a contemporary environment of comfort and convenience that also reflected the couple’s distinct aesthetic sensibilities. The result is...

Nostalgic Connection – Revisited

Just past Melbourne airport the landscape changes from tract housing to pastoral land and small rural communities. Dotted along the drive are old agricultural outbuildings and early settler dwellings. Simple structures, that are part of the landscape. Nostalgia for this connection between land and building was the guiding principle for MRTN Architects Nulla Vale house and Shed. Much of Nulla Vale is ‘granite...

Bondi Cloud House – Revisited

The Cloud house is a private home located at iconic Bondi Beach, NSW. Designed by Akin Atelier the concept was to maximise the opportunity for light to interact with the surfaces of the house, like the facets of a cloud. The house is orientated east, opening up to capture the morning sun, whist the internal courtyard allows sun to flow throughout the day,...

a slower pace – Revisited

Inspired by architecture with respect for the past, the added structures at Gibbon Street, New Farm - Brisbane, were imagined as a series of relic-like garden walls repurposed to accommodate a living environment. The philosophy in this concept designed by Cavill Architects is the suspension of time, a wild experience, distinguished from the regularity of the modern built environment. Beginning at the front,...

feminine minimalism – Revisited

Located in Queens Park, inner-city Sydney among Victorian and federation style homes and lush urban green spaces, this family house was thoroughly renovated by local design practice Alexander &CO with great attention to detail, transforming the century-old building into a light-filled residence of contemporary comforts and subtle elegance. The two-storey, semi-detached house that dates back to the early 20th century posed two major...

Highbury Grove – Revisited

Highbury Grove, located in Melbourne, is defined by a street frontage of uniform federation style cottages set in orthogonal rows and folded in amongst leafy suburban gardens. Designed by RITZ&GHOUGASSIAN, the project was required to deal with the heritage street frontage and a lane way to the northern side of the property. And deal with it they did - the...

Jolly Holidays from Design Addicts

From the team at Design Addicts Platform we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas. It’s been a wonderful year sharing Australian and international design with you. Over the past 10 years DA Platform has grown beyond our wildest dreams, thanks to all the interior designers, architects and PR companies for your submissions and allowing us to share your incredible work. A very special thank...

The Stone House

Located in Nha Trang, a sea side city of Vietnam’s south east coast, this vacation house know as The Stone House is carved into the hill overlooking the bay and mountains in the distance. Designed by MM++ architects the overall design was focused on the simplicity of the construction shapes and the use of raw and natural materials. The...