interiors

Establishing spaciousness

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,...

Between two gardens – Melbourne

Located In a quiet heritage street in Fitzroy North, this 'out of the box' home designed by Rob Kennon Architects presents to the public as a mysterious abstract silhouette of a double fronted workers cottage. The house is cleverly separated into two distinct parts.  The new cottage fronting the street consolidates the verandah and roof into a single hipped...

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...

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...