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Establishing spaciousness – revisited

Faced with a fragmented layout of numerous small rooms and a wedge-shaped floorplan resulting in poorly illuminated areas, KC design studio completely reconfigured the apartment in order to establish a sense of spaciousness, optimize comfort and convenience, and enhance daylight penetration. The new layout divides the apartment into two complementary open-plan zones, a public section comprising living, dining and kitchen areas,...

Played aesthetics – Revisited

Pompen & Verlouw is a new, all-day restaurant located in Den Bosch, a picturesque Dutch town in the south, that takes its name from the 1930s garage that used to occupy the spot. Inspired by the building’s past incarnation as a garage back in the days when cars were still a product of both industrialization and craftsmanship, Amsterdam-based...

Forever Home – Revisited

Located in Brunswick, Melbourne, Union is a playful, multi-level new home, on a narrow 5.5 metre wide block. A couple with three energetic teenage boys asked for a robust family home they could live in ‘forever’. Union is a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom family house with a study, a basement rumpus room, a roof deck and a carport. However, that’s just the beginning of the...

Following the curve – Glebe Australia Revisited

Chenchow Little are renowned for pushing creative boundaries and creating quality innovative homes. The site for the Glebe House is elevated above a sandstone cliff face and overlooks the Sydney city skyline. Located in the inner city suburb of Glebe known for its Victorian terrace houses and narrow streets. The existing dilapidated cottage on the site was demolished...

Performance enhanced – Paris

Located on the outskirts of Paris the National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance, has been training elite athletes since the 1970s. Paris-based interior design studio Ubalt Architectes recently completed the renovation of a suite of spaces in collaboration with Paris-based advertising agency Ubi Bene. Underpinned by a sense of playful minimalism, the team revamped the lounge, meeting room, circulation...

A local relationship – Spain Revisited

With a terrace overlooking the beach of Playa de la Barrosa, Spain, a patio with a capacity for 250 people and a restaurant area for 100 diners, El Cuartel del Mar, the new space by the Azotea Grupo, located in an unbeatable location. At an architectural level, Azotea Grupo has relied on the study of Paula Rosales, who was in charge of the award-winning NuBel...

Unintended Beauty – Revisited

Unintended Beauty offers a rare insight into places of work, knowledge and power that are normally kept behind closed doors. Photographer Alastair Philip Wiper’s book is a photographic exploration of industrial iconography and scientific symbolism found in technical facilities in around the world. The book reveals the accidental aesthetics, sublime complexities and rich details of our machines - machines that smash atoms together, build...

Social engagement – Revisited

The Bismarck House is the younger sibling of a pair of semi-detached dwellings in Bondi, Australia developed by the partners of Robert Plumb Build, Bill Clifton and Will Dangar. With plans already developed for Bill’s House by Potter Wilson architects, this project by Andrew Burges architects simultaneously responds to those proposed plans, the very specific client brief, and the opportunity...

A modern Tuscan interpretation – Revisited

Dubai-based practice VSHD Design recently completed its first U.S. residential project located within the Four Seasons Orlando Resort in Florida. In approaching the external Tuscan theme exhibited by homes within the exclusive development, the challenge was to maintain some existing structural elements, while delivering on the client’s vision of a modern home that would be luxurious, yet warm, comfortable, and...

Jolly Holidays

From the team at Design Addicts Platform we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a more stable 2021. Despite the year that 2020 has been, it has been an inspiring year sharing Australian and international design with you. Design Addicts Platform continues to grow beyond our wildest dreams across the globe and we would like to say, thank you to all the interior...