interior design

TWA Terminal living

Loft Panzerhalle came about after Vienna based Studio Smartvoll won a 2013 competition to design the space, which is no surprise after seeing the finished results. Located in the Maxglan district in Salzburg, Austria, the loft spans 350 square meters of open space over two floors. The space was originally used to repair tanks but is now a...

Untouched since the 70’s

For those who have followed this blog for a while, you might remember that one of my first posts on the Design Addicts Platform was about Diego Revollo and his gifted hand to a 70 square metre apartment.  Now, three years on from that post, he brings us this renovation three times the size! This apartment, untouched since...

Balmoral to Manly

As far as family homes go, this one is at the upper end of impressive. The contemporary home, located in the Sydney suburb of Mosman, has been designed by Tanner Kibble Denton is set across two blocks of land and three levels. The width gained from building across two titles has been the house sweeping views across Balmoral...

Looking glass Melbourne

Australian architectural practice DX Architects recently refurbished a single house in Melbourne’s inner city suburb Burnley. In order to create an open-plan living area that connects to the backyard, and fill the spaces with natural light the renovation included the installation of a custom manufactured, industrial styled glass window at the rear of the home. The home is on a typically...

Modernist Masterpiece

With Mies van der Rohe, Luis Barragaìn and Tadao Ando forming the bedrock of inspiration, how could these stables (yes, stables!) be anything other than incredible. Located near Buenos Aires, the stables are home to forty-four horses and was the brainchild of owner and polo legend Nacho Figueras and architect Juan Ignacio Ramos. Conceived as a building...

The Courtyard House

The client's brief was to demolish an existing single-storey storage garage and construct a new two bedroom house in an awkward space between rear terraced gardens and a row of 16 garages in West London. To respect the tight planning constraints of the site the concept by De Rosee Sa was to create three external courtyard spaces around...

Melbourne revival

The revival of an Elsternwick residence has allowed one of my favorite award-winning  practices Mim Design to create a stunning internal transformation of an historic Edwardian home. The owners of DRF Residence, a young family of four, wanted to turn their home, which was dark with cramped unusable spaces, into a modern sanctuary that paid homage to the era’s...

Nothing in white

Stockholm-based firm Note Design Sudio which is known for its furniture and homeware design, recently refurbished this 1930s loft apartment in Sweden. Since its construction, Casa Ljungdahl had undergone multiple renovations. The project aim was to create a relaxed, soft environment and the main interior feature is a dark, low-lying base line that runs like a unifying horizon through...

Modernist English Manor

This country residence by Richard Meier and Partners has been created based on three guiding principles: response to the site, a connection with the history, and a move toward sustainability. The setting of this Oxfordshire Residence is notable not only for the incredible views and the expansiveness of the landscape but also the relationship between...

Surry Hills terrace

The renovation of a tiny Sydney inner city terrace, transforms what previously was a dark and introverted home into one of abundant natural light and generously proportioned spaces. A delicately detailed steel stair rises through the middle of the building and guides natural light from a large skylight above into the centre of the house. A wall of white mosaic tiles lines the back wall of the courtyard, reflecting northern light...