Photographs: Gidon Levin
In a building from the 70’s in Tel Aviv, the apartment was divided anew according to the needs and modern lifestyle of a young family. In the new division, an elongated space was designed running parallel to the front overlooking the park, in which a kitchen, a utility room, and a dining area are located. This area is defined by a light concrete tile floor, black carpentry and metal details with a combination of American Walnut wood. In the lounge located in the center of the apartment, a wooden library was designed that combines the use of American Walnut wood, reminiscent of Israeli carpentry detailing from the 1970’s. Opposite, steel framed glass doors expose the study and allow natural light from an additional direction to the lounge. Exposed brick walls built around the service rooms produce a subtle contrast with the classic oak fishbone flooring. In the master bedroom, the ensuite is framed by a steel and glass partition, an additional memory to the material’s common in the 70s, which gives a sense of a small patio, bright and airy. All carpentry details were custom designed and filled with classic elements such as wooden frames, brass handles, and decorative cornices. The proximity of classical wooden details and industrial metal combine different worlds.