interiors

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...

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...

Experiencing the tropics

Initially, the villa was neoclassical, located in a long but narrow footprint, divided into small disconnected rooms with no flow. The original house was unsuitable for tropical Vietnamese climate and location . Considerable adjustments were made by Nemo Studio, adding a new deck for outdoor living which connects with the pool, river and tropical gardens. By placing a  a void in...

Melbourne Design Week 2020 Announced

In 2020 from 12-22 March, Australia's leading annual international design event, Melbourne Design Week, presents its largest program to date, with more than 300 events over 11 days. Programmed around the theme ‘How Can Design Shape Life?’, the festival comprises 85 exhibitions, 94 talks, 15 films, 22 tours and 16 workshops celebrating the best of local, national and...

Keeping a low profile – Santa Barbara

Located on one of the last remaining undeveloped coastal areas in Santa Barbara, California, this modern guest house resides on a wildlife preserve; exemplifying a successful balance of residential development and ecological preservation. Nestled into a steep hillside, the residence was designed with low visual and environmental impact on the surrounding landscape. Disguised by a low profile and green roof, the home itself invites sweeping...