|Architect||studioDO (David Ohayon)|
|Location||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|Area||100 m2 (1076 sq.ft.)|
Located in a 1960’s brutalist building in one of Tel Aviv main boulevards, this 100 sqm apartment was purchased as a city getaway – a place for the clients to visit on weekends and host family and friends.
Prior to renovation, the apartment was heavily divided into small, dark rooms and had little visual connection between the interior to its lively surroundings. StudioDO completely transformed the layout: All of the walls were taken down to open up the space and to enjoy the natural light of the southern exposure. The new layout is composed of a rectangular open living and dining space, which is wrapped by an L-shaped private area with 3 bedrooms, each one with its en-suite bathroom. The kitchen, which was previously tucked between four walls, is now part of a large living-dining space with large windows and storage cabinet concealing the entry door to one of the bedrooms.
The material pallet, which consists of olive green carpentry and walnut wood, draws its aesthetics from the vast views of the boulevard and its ancient Ficus trees. The architect placed horizontal elements such as a box like kitchen island, and a floating 9 meter long walnut wood cabinet, to guide the gaze towards the massive 6 meter windows.