interior design

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...

Expression of a modern cabin

El Barrial is a property away from the city, the noise and stress. A place where family can reconnect and relax, set in the middle of the forest on a hill with panoramic views of an infinite valley of trees and mountains of Nuevo León. Designed by Mura Design Studio it is impossible not to be captivated by the views through the large windows that...

Midcentury summer home – USA

Rill Architects revived this 1962 midcentury modern summer home located on Gibson Island on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, United States.Retaining much of the vision by the original architect, the late Ulrich Franzen, the home boasts a thin roofline and eight columns of steel. This robust frame allows for a lack of load bearing exterior...

A sense of openness – Mexico

Christian Magaldi is a Mexican architect living in Miami with deep roots in his Mexican homeland. This modern concrete and wood villa is a retreat for a childhood friend and his family in the gated community of Merida on the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico. In a unique departure from conventional homes this house has no front door since access...