Following Tel-Aviv’s soaring housing prices over the last 3 years, many people were forced to renovate their existing apartments instead of selling and buying bigger ones. This owner decided to transform her studio apartment into a 1 bedroom, including storage units, a large separate kitchen and a full size queen bedroom.
As a design solution, we chose to condense all the programmatic functions and storage units into a cube which was centered in the middle of the space, thus dividing the apartments into 4 zones, while maintaining a 360 degree circulation around it, which makes the space seem endless and bigger than it actually is.
By adding sliding doors that disappear into the cube, the space can be altered according to the time of day and the various needs of the owner, contributing further more to the sense of a multi-functional and multi-layered space.Location: Tel-Aviv, Israel Architects: SFARO Architects Completed: in 2011 Architects Names: Nir Rothem & Bosmat Sfadia Wolf
Photographs by: Boaz Lavi & Jonathan Blum
Area: 40 sqm / 430 sqft
Materials: hardwood floors, tempered glass, epoxy white paint over MDF plates