interior design

Volt House – Revisited

On approaching Casa Volta it appears there are three brick vaults floating in the middle of the dense Mexican, Oaxacan coastal vegetation. A small path leads deep into the vegetation, the vaults disappear. Then a clearing opens, and a small bench appears next to a long pond surrounded on both sides by symmetrical columns and its reflections on the water. Designed by

Minika Twins Houses – QLD

Located in Bardon QLD, the striking Minika Twins House references Japanese farm houses. These dwellings, like the ‘Queenslander’, were characterised by their strong connection with the surrounding landscape. The Minka Twins invite the outside in, translating ‘under-the-house’ space into highly functional and inviting living spaces.? Brisbane architectural firm bureau^proberts has delivered on their aim to fill a gap...

United family compound – revisited

The aim of the FL House, was to exploit the front of the lot overlooking the orange tree grove and the back, with the dense native Atlantic Forest reserve landscape of Bragança Paulista, Brazil. What appears to be one house is actually two set out like more like a family compound. The two clients were close relatives and shared common desires for their respective homes....

bijou sweets

Nanan means sweetmeats in French and sweets play the leading role in the design project of buck.studio for this modern pastry shop in Wroc?aw Poland. The deliberately minimalist interior provides a subtle setting with finely decorated cakes and éclairs made with meticulous care. The specialty of this patisserie, the éclair, has inspired the interior design and the visual identity of...

Its time for a Summer Break!

From the team at Design Addicts Platform we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas. It’s been a inspiring year sharing Australian and international design with you. DA Platform continues to grow beyond our wildest dreams across the globe and we would like to say, thank you to all the interior designers, architects and PR companies for your submissions and allowing us to...

Aesop’s self-titled book

Spanning more than 336 pages, Aesop's self-titled publication offers an "intimate and reflective" glimpse into the Australian skincare brand's history. This is the first book that the brand has released since its launch in 1987, but founder Dennis Paphitis believes it’s timing is just right. "We wanted to tell something of our story in our thirty-third year – it matters to pause and reflect," explained Paphitis,...

34th Dulux Colour Awards are now open

Entries are now open for the 34th Dulux Colour Awards which invites Australian and New Zealand-based architects, interior architects, interior designers, specifiers and students of interior design or architecture to submit work that celebrates exceptional and innovative use of colour across interior and exterior commercial, public and residential spaces. The iconic awards program recognises practitioners who are using colour as the hero and a strategic feature...

Border Crossing House Italy

Lush grass fields surround the “Border Crossing House”, the private residence built by Simone Subissati Architects in Polverigi, near Ancona, Italy. Set on a ridge, between the city and the countryside, fits well into the local context, exploring the theme of the border and searching for new forms in space and time. “For the Border Crossing House, I imagined a space that would feel as if...