Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Designed for Designer in Tel Aviv, Israel by Herszage&Sternberg Architects
October 30th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Herszage&Sternberg Architects
The intersection of two streets in the center area of Tel Aviv, creates a particular site with a triangular shape.
The building, from the early 60’s, includes 6 floors, having one apartment on each floor.
The particular shape of the site was reflected on the original design of the building, creating a semi circular plan with only 3 round big columns.
Herszage & Sternberg Architects saw the possibility of creating a large open space for the public area of this apartment.
The 140 m2 include a living room, a dining area, a kitchen and 3 bedrooms.
Ronen Chen, the owner’s apartment, is one of the popular fashion designers in Israel. His approach to art and design improved the architects’ design process.
Herszage & Sternberg decided, in the beginning of the design process, that the main design principle will be to keep and improve the original potential of the site.
On the demolition process, a constructive net of beams was discovered on the ceiling and they kept it on the living room area and children’s room.
The different areas of the apartment were designed according to the original radial shape of the apartment, giving a different and not regular shape for every room.
Natural materials: wood, stone and black steel were used in a monochromatic white and black spirit.
A black steel layer covers the round entrance wall, creating a dialog with others steel elements, like the television- library piece of furniture.
The design was completed by eclectic, original pieces of furniture.
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