architecture

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...

Red Hill Farm – Victoria

The brief was the creation of a home celebrating the surrounding architectural buildings of Red Hill Victoria, but with a modern, contemporary interpretation. A structure with rural character but with an appropriateness to function embedded deep in its design. A close connection between the house, pool, courtyard and the rural landscape is ever prevalent as horses and cattle wander unexpectedly into close view peering inquisitively...

Not So Suburban – Melbourne

In a heritage precinct defined by its stylistic diversity, Ola Studio aimed to present a confident contemporary architecture to the neighbourhood that both referenced and conversed with its local context. The immediate neighbours are both white painted timber single storey period bungalows, one is double fronted with a dominant gable, the other is single fronted with a hip roof. Ola...

Minimal land – Western Australia

House A is the first of three carbon neutral dwellings in Scarborough made from high recycled content concrete panels and whitewashed recycled brick. Designed by architects Whispering Smith, the house is 3 storey mini tower with a garage underneath and a loft on top. Minimal land, minimal house, minimal life. "House A embodies our desire to build something relevant...

Mexican Beach House

Built in the 1950s on the top of a steep incline in Sayulita, a surfing town on the West coast of Mexico, among palm and almond trees, plantains , the original two-storey building was in dire need of renovation due to humidity problems and lack of maintenance. Recently renovated by Mexico and Sweden-based architectural practice MAIN OFFICE the architects thoroughly redesigned the...

The Rock House – Kuwait

The Rock House is located in a corner lot in the residential district of Al-Salem, Kuwait. The project  was developed with a double condition imposed by the clients: giving complete privacy to its users; and become an iconic element in the neighbourhood. The building is a folded structure of reinforced concrete as an origami which is in stark contrast to its neighbouring buildings. Designed by...

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...