architecture

Experimental Mary Featherston

Featherston Studio is part of a larger building of heritage significance designed for Mary and Grant Featherston in Melbourne, Australia by Robin Boyd in the late 1960s. Mary Featherston previously occupied the larger house which is experimental and has successfully supported the family and working life over 50 years. The adventure, amenity, and joy of that house form much of the provocation for this new...

Expressing a contemporary viewpoint

Enrica Cavarzan & Marco Zavagno design practice, Zaven merges the conceptual daring of contemporary art with the rule-based creativity of graphics, enabling the firm to interface both with the world of industry and with the museum and gallery scene. Responsive to all the latest trends but well aware of the history of design and architecture, Zaven provides a contemporary viewpoint particularly dense in...

Kaleidoscope House

The challenge was, how to create a home that was comfortable, functional and out of the ordinary, on a lot with dimensions of only 4 x 6 meters. This was the main challenge faced by Taller Estilo architects when designing the Kaleidos house. The fact that the proportion of the site was long and narrow, it also need to create a highly functional 3 bedroom...

Peninsula House

Peninsula House, is a weekend home in a coastal city close to São Paulo, delicately positioned on a steep slope overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the house is composed of three stacked abstract volumes hunkered down into the rocks edge. Designed by Bernardes Arquitetura, the house is divided in three parts: the rectangular base and the triangular volume, which has more private areas; and...

enhancing the build

It's no secret that we love finishes at Design Addicts and sharing the latest in products that enhance the build. Over the past month and next few weeks keep your eyes peeled as we cover the latest in tile technology. Long gone are the days of being limited the tolerances and expense of installing a poured terrazzo floor, thanks to technology advances terrazzo has unlimited possibilities. Introducing...

Pavilion House

Placed on top of a pre-existing granite wine cellar, the immaculate and meticulously designed Pavilion House takes advantage of its programmatic location to work on an open and abstract space, simultaneously interior and exterior which benefits from its immediate diverse nature. Configuring itself as a small habitable space on a mountain located at Guimaraes, Portugal, the Pavilion House seeks to maximize its versatility and spatial...

being visible

Herdade da Considerada is a parcel of arid land with 500 hectares, about seven kilometers from Alcácer do Sal, dotted with cork oaks and umbrella pines. The resulting landscape is uniform in every direction and, as the architect Luís Rebelo de Andrade found on a preliminary visit, it is easier to lose your car at Herdade da Considerada than in a supermarket...

freedom movement

Occupying a corner location in a northern residential neighbourhood of Bogota, Colombia, Masa is a new restaurant that stands out in its simple yet bold, graphical playfulness. Conceived by New York and Bogota-based architecture practice Studio Cadena as a series of distinct but interconnected spaces, marked by triangular cutouts of different sizes, the building is a sculptural tour de force that nevertheless...

Mutina new ranges

Patricia Urquiola, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Tokujin Yoshioka, Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay of Raw Edges, Inga Sempé, Konstantin Grcic and Hella Jongerius are the heart of Mutina. A close-knit team that share the same passions in their work: art, good design, architecture, product approach and a unique take on life and last week I I headed to