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The value of the hand made – Melbourne

Located in the inner Melbourne suburb of Kew, this refurbishment is the third iteration over twenty-five years of ownership of this family home. A generous study lined in Victorian Ash overlooking the leafy garden is the culmination of the new works by multi award winning studio John Wardle Architects. Breathtaking unique moments of finely designed and crafted joinery celebrate the value...

MELBOURNE DESIGN WEEK: 2021 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Melbourne Design Week, Australia's premier event showcasing local and international design, returns in 2021 and expressions of interest are now open to participate in the Victoria-wide 11-day program of talks, tours, workshops, launches and exhibitions. In 2021, Melbourne Design Week explores the theme ‘Design the world you want’. Participants will consider how the design community can work together to...

Edgy personal style – San Francisco

In the years since his move to San Francisco, Regan Baker design’s client had launched a successful career in sales and cultivated an equally engaging social circle. He had even found the time to open a candy store with his sister, down in Los Angeles. All that was missing was a home he could see himself living in long term....

A modern Tuscan interpretation – Florida

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...

Characterised by the landscape – Chile

Located in a native forest, at the basin of Llanquihue lake, in the south of Chile. The plot is characterised by its natural landscape, lush vegetation and cold, rainy weather. Duarte Fournies architects referenced the traditional typology of sheds of this region of Chile, which form part of the identity of the dwelling. These buildings are recognised by their elemental geometry which contrasts with the...

A rhythmic sequence

Located in Ubud, Indonesia, this  two-story home is a stack of two distinctive expressions of architectural ideas. Designed by Alexis Dornier, the ground floor is articulated as a simple box that holds the living room, kitchen, foyer and garage whist acting as the pedestal for the above. The top floor has its own distinctive theme. A series of twisted...

Up-close and personal with Yosi Tal

Over coming months Design Addicts Platform will be getting up-close and personal with key design community innovators; from designers, suppliers and artisans. Today we dive into the personal and work life of Yosi Tal, co founder and director of iconic "Designer Rugs," which champions collaboration, innovation and creates rugs that stand the test of time. You are the main...

Big Barn house – California

Aptly named Big Barn house, the project is located in Glen Ellen, a town in Sonoma Valley, in California's wine country that is named after a winery established there in the 1860s. Located about an hour's drive from San Francisco, the area has rolling hills dotted with oak trees and agricultural buildings. The clients hired Faulkner Architects to design a...

Surfers’ haven – Bondi

A “Bombora” is an indigenous Australian term, possibly with its origin in the ‘Dharuk’ language spoken in the Sydney region, to describe a wave breaking over a shallow reef or sandbank that has been adopted into Australian surf culture. This house, built in a mixed and densely packed street located just a stone’s throw from the Bondi Beach is an homage to that surfers’ haven;...

Freedom of movement – Brazil

“Casa Joy” is a project developed by Rodrigo Ferreira, a young architect from central Brazil, deeply connected to the integration of nature and design and to then use of light. This modern concrete, glass and timber villa was built for an unconventional, cultured active lady on her mid 70s and her family, to serve as a retreat and...